getcooking - 3:13 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Starting early this morning some of our pre-Panda alarms went off. Before a Panda run, I've typically been able to detect some changes about 3-5 days before it starts - this has been consistent since the very first Panda run. One is an increase OR decrease in detected backlinks (basically just a noticeable shift in either direction). This number stabilizes after Panda is run so it's just a reporting thing I guess but it shows up on my reports which has always stood out to me. The other is a very noticeable increase in Googlebot crawling the site, usually lasting between 24-48 hours. If the multi-week roll out is still happening, perhaps this will be the Panda portion of the show. Anyone else detecting anything that might indicate some Panda activity is about to happen?