TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1 Panda 4.2 arrives, affecting 2-3% of search queries
- 2 Google Panda: Refreshed, but not updated.
- 3 Too late now to make Panda changes
- 4 Google being cagey about the precise roll out time
- 5 Who was affected?
- 6 VOTE ON YOUR FAVOURITE GOOGLE ALGORITHM!
Panda 4.2 arrives, affecting 2-3% of search queries
Good news search engine optimisers! The Panda 4.2 update is finally here, (following the announcement from Gary Illyes at SMX Advanced last month that a Panda Refresh was in fact imminent).
Twitter Reaction (Spoiler: It’s lots of photos of Pandas)
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) July 23, 2015
I’ve reviewed my Panda data multiple times to gauge the impact from Panda 4.2 so far. Not much movement at all on Panda-susceptible sites.
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) July 23, 2015
Google Panda: Refreshed, but not updated.
Google Panda 4.2 is a refresh rather than an update
Too late now to make Panda changes
Now that the refresh has started, you will have to wait until the next update to see any Panda related changes.
Google being cagey about the precise roll out time
So rather annoyingly, we have a fairly crucial update confirmation, but it will take time “over the coming months” to ascertain the true impact of this update.
Who was affected?
This update should continue to help high quality, smaller and medium sized websites rank better in Google. For example, websites that may have been unfairly penalized in the past by previous Panda updates.