“This past weekend we began a Panda update that will rollout over the coming months,” said a Google spokesperson about Panda. “As you know, we’re always working to improve Google so search results are higher quality and more relevant for everyone and this is just one way we do that.”The latest refresh, which hit the search space almost after ten long months has affected approximately two to three percent of English language queries, as per the official announcement.
They also confirmed the percent of queries that are impacted by Panda this time around.
2-3% of queries affected
Google has confirmed that this refresh affects only 2-3% of search queries, which is lower than the previous refresh of 3-5% in September 2014 and the last true update in May 2014 which affected 7.5% of search queries.
Don’t forget that affected search queries doesn’t mean those queries all saw the loss of pages in those search results from this new refresh. It also includes pages that have made a return to those search results as well.
Haven’t noticed any major changes in your site’s performance in terms of rankings or traffic? Well, that’s because this rollout is happening at a snail’s pace. Yes, we dug out all the forums… tracked the plus and Twitter profiles of all the influencers heavily… kept refreshing the SEO blogs a few times a day, but no news as yet of any direct impact. All we know is that it started over the previous weekend and may well be spread over the next few months. So, if you’re lucky, your site may not see the impact for months. On the flip side, you might just see your page rankings alter within a matter of days.
What exactly does “coming months” mean? Does it mean two months? Six months? Or is it in limbo right now depending on how fast (or not) they decide to roll it out on any given day or week?
That said, long roll outs are nothing new to Google, and we have seen it in the past. No one should really be surprised that they aren’t hitting the entire refresh out at once, even though there are some pretty vocal about the long length of the rollout.
Hopefully, this is something we will get further clarification on, or at least an announcement of some variety when it has finished rolling out in the “coming months.”
Who could be looser?
1.Websites those are having thin, duplicate and poor quality content
2.Websites those were affected by last panda updates but didn’t recovered
Who could be winner?
1.Website those are having full quality contents, and regular updates.
2.Websites those were affected by last panda updates and they received/changed content.