Sunday, September 28, 2014

Panda 4.1 - A Recap of the 27th Google Panda Update

Good morning everyone!

It feels good to blog once more. Due to busy schedules and life changing events this blog was unattended for more than 2 years! Well I did tried to continue blogging but something always gets in the way of it. Let's get it on!

This year Google Panda Algorithm's has updated twice. The first update came last May 20, 2014 Panda 26 aka Panda 4.0 wherein 7.5% of English queries were affected making it the 3rd highest in terms of affected English queries wherein the first update of this algorithm was at 11.8%. The second update was rolled just recently. Four days ago it has been confirmed that Panda Update 27 aka Panda 4.1 is out and has affected 3-5% of queries (Depends on Location). This update has not been blog at Google Webmasters Central nor at Google blog and not even on Matt Cutts' Blog but it has been announced by Pierre Far (Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google UK).

At the end of Far's post he said "Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected." As far as I know locale is a set of parameters, a region and language identifier and is set at this format [language[_territory][.codeset][@modifier]].

As Google's Algorithm aims to eradicate low-quality content they've just landed in your country and soon they will knock at your door to check whether or not the content you have on your site is worth showing it on their search result. It doesn't matter when but sooner or later they will achieve their goal and we have to be ready for that.