Not sure about that. Haven't seen any particular change in serps except:
- Some low quality MFA sites going up in the serps - A generalized decrease in web traffic that happens every year the first days of April, mainly caused by people preferring to go outside instead of wasting time in front of a computer.
Everyone keeps speculating that normal fluctuations are Panda.
You'll know when Panda hits because it will start PANDEMONIUM in the SERPs.
To check for Panda, simply find results that got hit hard in google.com and keep comparing that to your country's results. When you see google.com, .co.uk, .ca, .fr, .de, etc. all showing results similar to the Panda version of google.com results, you'll know you've been PANDOMIZED.
Until then... fluctuations as usual best I can tell
Actually I don't understand what Panda exactly is and I haven't noticed changes in my traffic in spanish. The small website I own in english just had two daily spikes in january 26 (down) and march 17 (up). Nothing really strange.
Actually I don't understand what Panda exactly is and I haven't noticed changes in my traffic in spanish.
It's a site-wide penalty for sites that fit certain criteria.
Many commonly seen sites will plunge into nowhere, blogs, ecommerce sites. etc., for no apparent reason. Pretend you had a B&M business hit with a nuclear warhead, gone. POOF! Other junk that survives the blast zone will float to the top like cream although Google claims this is the junk they're trying to kill.
However ..you may have no traffic drop ..( but others can have had clear drops or be in major flux ..or even have stabilised after drops or rises ..and you may not have noticed or the affects may not have hit the niches you watch )..so that fact that your site hasn't been hit ..does not mean that Panda hasn't been rolled out already in your area.
You only get a major drop if you were vulnerable ..or those who supplied most of your inbounds got hit ..and if those who were pushed up were numerous enough in your niches to displace large amounts of others .
Also, only a minority of sites get hurt by Panda. Your site may be helped when it hits your area. Look for a small but sustained increase in traffic - small because the gains are spread out over a lot more sites than the dramatic losses that we have analyzed over the past weeks.
And many sites just keep on plugging along after Panda hits their area. That's the way it's been for the majority of the sites I work with. Their traffic profile is not be in those query areas that are impacted very much. In fact, the SERPs for their most important query terms have barely jiggled, nothing noticeably different than the normal everflux.
I see what appears to be my pre-Panda rankings when looking at Google.es
Since there was such a large time lag between Panda in the U.S., and deployment in other countries, I wonder if we will see a different effect when it spreads (if it hasn't already). Many of us have been improving our websites for the past 6 weeks. So, it seems possible that as Panda spreads to other countries, websites that were significantly cleaned up during the interim might see less of ranking impact, particularly if the site was borderline to begin with and assuming Google uses the most recent data for input into the algorithm. For example, I see what appears to be my pre-Panda rankings on Google.es. I can't be certain that it isn't Panda using the most recent data from my improved site, and placing my site back where it should be. The cache date for my pages showing on Google.es is April 9.
Make sense? Possible? If so, it might offer a glimmer of hope for sites in the U.S. It seems to me that the algorithm would rank pages using the data it has available to it at the time of deployment (unless it carries a list of domains with it).