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Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some flux over the next few days. Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected: [twitter.com...]
from previous blogpost:
...in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what’s going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on. [googleblog.blogspot.com...]
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:31 pm (utc) on Sep 19, 2012]
[edit reason] added some context and related links [/edit]
I am confused.
[edited by: Donna at 4:46 pm (utc) on Sep 19, 2012]
I was confused at first too as this thread is titled strangely and the link to the very old post from Google blog mashed in with the recent tweet adds to the problem. But anyway, I'm seeing traffic increase so far.
Just to clarify, that paragraph is from the first Panda back in February of last year. 11.8% of queries were not affected by this most recent Panda update.
What I find interesting is that we actually pay for very high quality content from people who write for magazines and sites like examiner.
Quality and original content is the best way now..need to recheck content & update them as soon as possible
We have seen way too many changes recently - not to call this a cumulative update and finally give it a name. I saw two big serps that are 100% different since last week- all top ten have changes - that's an update.
What I found was that any page that had more than 80% similar content and over 150 words received no traffic.
[edited by: tedster at 1:47 am (utc) on Sep 21, 2012]
Google could be using "semantic analysis" of sentences