rango - 11:55 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
An observation from my stats before this update. A few days in advance, we had a traffic bump, up 10-15% (which for us is a significant number). It lasted about a day and then the update happened.
This has happened in the past with updates also. The theory being that Google sends a bit more traffic to test whether they are satisfied -part of the quality scoring algorithm that is more associated with Panda.
But two things perplex me about that.
1. Panda is supposedly continuous now, so why the need for a bump any more?
2. The update was Penguin and focussed on inbound links.
It's just not quite adding up for me. Is Penguin more than just links? Or is Panda still subject to refreshes? Or is something else causing the pre-update traffic bump?
Context: we are affected by Panda