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Did we see another Panda interation Sept 16-18 or so?

     
6:40 pm on Sep 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm hearing some reports of site-wide ranking demotions over the weekend that have a similar pattern to what we saw with Panda. That is, lots of keywords affected, but the demotions are not at all uniform the way we often see in a site-wide penalty.

Has anyone else seen something like this recently? How about (we can hope) any improvement in rankings for a previously Pandalized site?
1:53 pm on Sept 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm hearing some reports of site-wide ranking demotions over the weekend that have a similar pattern to what we saw with Panda
A keyword that I had put a little work in chasing was hit last Friday, the top sites that have replaced page one are the wordpress type sites that were dropped around May / June, pretty poor content sites.
4:05 pm on Sept 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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AFAIK nothing too crazy right now. It's hard to predict which of 500+ algo updates/year will attract attention though.

Yeah, that's an annoyingly vague answer. We have official dates for previous Panda runs, and it's not like we're not going to notice when it runs again - he could just say "no, we didn't run Panda again, you must be seeing something else."

It is, however, worth pointing out that there is a tendency these days to attribute any changes we see to Panda, and forget that there are still frequent non-Panda-related changes too.
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Sounds like this is just an update, hearing new sites being affected mostly. When it's a panda update u know it. Does feel a bit like some update/panda storm brewing or something though. If only google could offer some sort of security.
9:38 pm on Sept 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google has also dispatched principal engineer Matt Cutts, a plain-spoken Kentuckian with a knack for demystifying the company's search algorithms, to rebut arguments that Google favors its own products in search results over those of its competitors.

No comment, I just find that sentence really funny, from walkman's link.
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Well see what the GOV says after the hearing today. No matter what they come up with and no matter what Google says, thye are promoting their own stuff one way or another.
Not sure if it because of Panda or something else, but someone was looking for "widgets for sale a40" and my site was number one! It's nice to be number one out of 65,650,000 sites/links BUT my site didn't have anything to to with the widgets. There were other sites that was about the widgets that they were looking for butmy site? Had another onle like that the other day. Totally unrelated. You wonder why and how they can get it that wrong? I even checked for all the words to see if they were even on the page or in the code somewhere, but they were nowhere to be found....
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My health information site SEO engine-only traffic is up starting Monday 9/17. We took a 60% Panda II hit in April. The uptick pattern has held for 3 days.

Since being hit by Panda we've sunk around 15,500 hours into implementing Panda focused changes. If this turns out to be a gain, it lacks any meaningful R.O.I.

The gain is around 5%. We had some seasonal variation this FW in 2008, 2009 and 2010. I need more data before I'll certify a shift in Google traffic. Looks promising. I'll post in a few days once I have statistical significance.
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I am not sure if it was Panda or a prelude to something about to happen.

On checking my stats, I had a site drop June 3rd, came back on June 16th (around the same date as panda 2.2) stronger than before, and without touching any content. Same site dropped on September 16th again, so perhaps something is in the pipeline.
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I am not sure if it was Panda or a prelude to something about to happen.


I too suspect that something is cooking down there in Mountain View.
I see serious movements in keywords.
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