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New Panda data refresh rolling out today: 1.2% of English queries
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traffic is up more than double todayThat's something I don't like to see on the front end of algorithm updates. Our evergreen sites haven't been negatively affected since the end of summer 2012 but here's my personal observation for older "satellite" sites we never cleaned up: refreshes are about a 7 day process; First day they shoot way up because higher traffic competitors (more page 1 SERPs) get hit first allowing some of our sites to see sunlight above the page 1 fold; by mid week our sites get hit, and things normalized by the end of the 7 day cycle, generally with our sites losing a few positions or more.
I have this feeling that not so many care anymoreReplace "care" for "worry" and that's me. It used to be like a "Whack-a-Mole" game, when we stopped making sites to pop up here and there we stopped getting whacked.
That's something I don't like to see on the front end of algorithm updates.
Just from every data point I can see, it's done.I didn't see much fluctuation last week except losing a few #1 positions starting maybe Monday the 14th and lasting for about 3 days which I could consider a tremor in the algorithmic force (actually I thought a competitor had bought links and got a temporary boost in rank); it wasn't enough to make me jump around crazy like the last time when many of us were certain something experimental happened nearly 2 weeks before the announced update.