Google Panda 2.5 Reversed Or Updated

Oct 12, 2011 • 9:03 am | comments (16) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google Panda 2.5 Reversed Or UpdatedSo the Panda 2.5 update was pushed out by Google on September 28th and then on October 4/5th, Google promised tweaks and some site's hit, confirmed being back and recovered fully.

SearchMetrics reports that 10 of the 30 sites they reported being hit, saw a 80-90% of their visibility improve. But they also said that other sites did not see an improvement.

I spoke with one of those sites (can't disclose, I am sorry) and they said they saw a recovery on October 7th. They even proved it to me, that they fully recovered. So it makes it hard for me to believe the SearchMetrics reports, even if the results are positive or negative.

Yes, Matt Cutts tweeted on October 5th:

Matt Cutts on Panda 2.5 Tweaks

So we know we are expecting updates to Panda 2.5. I doubt this is a "roll back" of it, but tweaks. I have not seen mass reports of recoveries, although I have seen reports of recoveries.

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John Doherty

10/12/2011 01:18 pm

Barry - I also confirmed with a site that they fully recovered after an initial 2.5 hit. Can't disclose who, but they're back above what they were at before 2.5 even rolled out. Because some sites did not recover, that leads me to think it was an adjustment, not a rollback.

SEO Expert | SEO

10/12/2011 02:15 pm

i dont think they take it back


10/12/2011 02:29 pm

Yup - of the 4 B2B news sites, 1 shows no better traffic, 2 minor uplift and one a dramatic improvement.  All share the same design, editorial quality etc.  Ho hum ...  The site showing the most uptick also suffered the worst drop.  Traffic is now back to april levels

Michael Martinez

10/12/2011 06:57 pm

Any third-party reporting service offers suspect data but if Search Metrics saw at least some of the sites bounce back, that seems reasonable.  I have also seen some evidence of sites bouncing back from the first "tweak".


10/12/2011 07:05 pm

Google never can not solve panda problem because it was my idea but never asked me Barry. What was panda mean? Google in dreams never understand truths. Sign : Pİ π


10/12/2011 08:56 pm

I havn't seen my site that got hit recover yet fingers crossed theres a few sites left to recover, it did say the next few weeks, theres still time


10/13/2011 01:20 am

Yes Barry there was a modification to exempt several brand-name sites hit inadvertently. The rest of sites should follow the 22 guidelines given by the great Singhal for building high quality content.

Govind Singh

10/13/2011 05:41 am

I also think google not fully roll back the update of panda 2.5 some site not give traffic like in past!!

sandeep kumar

10/13/2011 06:34 am

Even my blog is showing results on first page.... I am happy now


10/13/2011 11:33 am

can you suggest me which guidelines 


10/14/2011 12:34 am

I am not affray about google panda 2.5. Google take me juice for my blog

Simon Harding

10/14/2011 05:19 pm is google toast as of this morning - and we used to rule the world


10/14/2011 06:33 pm

for this time panda has positive effect for my blog and really happy this and one more eliminate all copy content scrappers who are copying your articles without your permissions. :)


10/15/2011 01:42 pm

I write for a company that just now climbed out of the Panda mess only to see October 14 have 1/6 of the page views and revenue as I had finally recovered. I'm now LOWER in page views and revenue with that company that before Panda hit at all. The Google machine continues to feed.


10/16/2011 04:11 pm

We got totally screwed in the lastest 14th October update. Many number one position pages now not even in the top 100. Hopefully it will work itself out but with the next few weeks my busiest sales period of the year it couldn't have come at a worse time:(


10/22/2011 10:13 am

yes it is true that google panda 2.5.2 has been minor updated on 11-13 of octuber, but i don't think so it  goes strict, it was just minor update by google

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