Google: More Tweaks Coming To Panda 2.5 Update

Oct 5, 2011 • 8:54 am | comments (16) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates
 

Google Panda FluxMiddle of last week, Google pushed out an update to Panda, the Panda 2.5 update.

DaniWeb, one of the loudest and most vocal sites hit by Panda early on, which recovered, got hit by Panda 2.5. So she got vocal again and yesterday they recovered. Dani said in all caps yesterday afternoon, "WE HAVE JUST RECOVERED."

She later on explained, "No, today is our busiest time of the year. Traffic literally went down by 50% on Wednesday and went back up by 50% today."

Danny Sullivan has been pressuring Google behind the scenes to give us more on what is going on with Panda. I think, not certain, it lead to Google's Matt Cutts to tweet a "weather report" (Yahoo first named search updates weather reports back in the day), on Panda:

Matt Cutts on Panda 2.5 Tweaks

So, I am not sure if DaniWeb was the first tweak to Panda 2.5 or if it was something else. But do expect more tweaks in the upcoming weeks.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld and Google Webmaster Help.

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Comments:

Paul

10/05/2011 01:22 pm

Daniweb's results just go to show you how Panda can be manually shut off.  Panda is just a smokescreen to improve Google time on page to increase their profits. Only in America can a company increase profits 30% by making an inferior product.  I wish someone would do a comparison between engines and see who produces the best results.

Valentin Prizee

10/05/2011 02:04 pm

Just to compare : blekko : "search" /monte

Alex Genadinik

10/05/2011 04:04 pm

I had my site http://www.comehike.com hit by panda for having too many low-content pages. I have been de-indexing like crazy for months, and my site is still penalized. I even tried to do that sub-domain thing and it only slightly worked. It seems impossible to recover from panda.  There is absolutely no transparency.  Any idea how long I have to wait to have a hope of being pardoned? Right now there are under 5k pages indexed for my site total. Thanks!

Vivek Parmar

10/05/2011 08:21 pm

Well I do not complain that Panda was good or bad but have to say with any of the updates yet, traffic never go down and rather it is increased and now getting 83% organic traffic...

joshua

10/05/2011 11:00 pm

You're site failed a duplicate content test I ran on it. Could be a problem: Headers for http://www.comehike.com: Array (     [0] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK     [1] => Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 22:58:48 GMT     [2] => Server: Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS)     [3] => X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.9     [4] => Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=u6ljirbv5lg10iibqse6rki4h0; expires=Fri, 14-Oct-2011 06:58:49 GMT; path=/; domain=.comehike.com     [5] => Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT     [6] => Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0     [7] => Pragma: no-cache     [8] => Connection: close     [9] => Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 ) ===== Headers for comehike.com: Array (     [0] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK     [1] => Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 22:58:49 GMT     [2] => Server: Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS)     [3] => X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.9     [4] => Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=iiqjv0u9vaba75a19bgfmdcdm4; expires=Fri, 14-Oct-2011 06:58:49 GMT; path=/; domain=.comehike.com     [5] => Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT     [6] => Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0     [7] => Pragma: no-cache     [8] => Connection: close     [9] => Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 )

joshua

10/05/2011 11:03 pm

Your backlink anchor text is likely not unique enough either, about 75% is one exact match phrase, likely too high

Matrix

10/06/2011 12:51 am

Hi, @26ad261ccc79c08f8b537caa45efae37:disqus  joshua can you check to see if my site have any issue ?i have been penalize by penda 1 and now again my site is icutoo.comRegards

Matrix

10/06/2011 12:53 am

joshua can you check to see if my site have any issue ?i have been penalize by penda 1 and now again my site is icutoo.com  Regards

MicroSourcing

10/06/2011 05:58 am

When it comes to things like Panda that can impact online visibility and profitability, Google needs to work on making the process more transparent. Like Internet users, site owners are stakeholders as well.

seoinspection.com

10/06/2011 08:24 am

So can't the exclusion of DaniWeb give some big clues as to what the Panda update is looking at? If you look at the home page in text only Google cache the page is not very rich in content and has many links. I think that is a big piece of the Panda puzzle. The ratio of relevant content to the link anchor text and density.

Mae Loraine Jacobs

10/06/2011 08:45 am

We just have to brace ourselves to the coming changes. I just hope every marketer out there gets the memo.  In the meantime, like seoinspection.com, I wish DaniWeb would give us hindsight on what really happened. That would give us at least a minor clue on what Panda 2.5 is all about. 

Sinee

10/06/2011 07:08 pm

Google should revert to the pre-panda search. BLOCK SPAM SITES. CANCEL ADSENSE ACCOUNTS FOR ALL LOW QUALITY SCRAPERS  ALL PROBLEMS SOLVED

Toronto_SEO_Girl

11/16/2011 02:28 pm

In the end I think it comes down to websites having good, professional, well-written content that includes the use of the keywords on the page.  My clients that are short on content or their content isn't written the best have been hurt by the Panda updates and my clients with a good amount of content that is well written and optimized have improved their rankings.

k87

12/12/2011 12:44 pm

But what we can do when we have original comprehensive contents and still get hit by Panda?

Toronto_SEO_Girl

12/12/2011 02:33 pm

Then you were still doing something wrong.  Your idea of good comprehensive content may not be Google's idea of great content.  Clearly there is something there they don't like to penalize your site.

joseph liuzza

01/19/2012 06:06 pm

i don't like this panda, but creating unique content is not the worst thing in the world to have to do. worth it to stay in the game. best, joseph Metairie real estate

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