Minor Google Panda Update On 20th: Panda 2.5.3

Oct 24, 2011 • 9:18 am | comments (25) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google Panda 2.5.3A WebmasterWorld thread has some SEOs suggesting there was another minor update to the Panda update on the 19th or 20th of October.

The first post was on October 20th at 2:30pm EDT, where the webmaster said:

At noon Pacific time I have already received more traffic from Google than I did all day on any given day last week. It would seem my previous Panda slap has been reversed although I hesitate to say that for sure since the day is only half over.

Several other SEOs and Webmasters confirmed the update but no word from Googlers on this update.

We do know to expect several minor tweaks to Panda throughout the next few weeks, so this would not surprise me.

September 28th we had Panda 2.5, then a minor update on October 9th Panda 2.5.1 and then on October 13th, Panda 2.5.2. Of course, not everyone likes when you label these by numbers, but it helps me keep track of these reports.

Did you see an update?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Craig Timmins

10/24/2011 01:24 pm

I had a UK site that got hit on 14th October for the first time, and recovered on 19th October


10/24/2011 01:47 pm

Thanks for sharing that information!

Michael Martinez

10/24/2011 03:19 pm

Why would it have to be associated with Panda?

Wayne Morrise

10/24/2011 03:29 pm

I guess making it heard to Google Management would be better to make this discussion more clear. But if there are changes felt by the expert, there's a possibility for this issue to be true. But it is greatly appreciated when it comes from the Google itself.


10/24/2011 04:05 pm

I saw an update at the weekend too on my site that was previously hit.


10/24/2011 05:54 pm

The suits at Google are still trying to nail down the revenue for the 4th qt with the help of Amit Cook Singhal and friends. Watch your wallets

Mike Wilton

10/24/2011 06:16 pm

How many of these are confirmed though? It seems as though many of these are just being called "updates" based on buzz without any physical confirmation from Google.  I know there was the confirmed update on 10/13, but it seems like any sort of movement anymore results in talk of a "Panda Update"

Jaan Kanellis

10/24/2011 06:23 pm

I remember everflux, dont you?

Roie S

10/24/2011 06:24 pm

I see slight traffic increase starting October 19th, as well as about 10% more long tails

Barry Schwartz

10/24/2011 06:24 pm

waiting for a comment like this...


10/24/2011 06:31 pm

Google Panda already hurts my website.. Wow http://www.webhost4lifereview.com/is-google-panda-sucks/

Justin Howley

10/24/2011 09:33 pm

Totally agree. Either positive or negative resulting traffic means there is an update. Perhaps someones doing something right or wrong? lol.


10/24/2011 09:41 pm

I've noticed a significant change in SERP results. Getting a lot more "spammy" sites coming up on the first two pages that were not there before even on basic name searches.


10/25/2011 12:09 am

Google is released another minor update of panda today October 24th?


10/25/2011 06:39 am

no major changes here from the latest Panda Update

Tabers Truths

10/25/2011 10:54 am

I just got a huge return of traffic to levels before Sept 28th. Happened during the 5:00pm hour MDT. During the last month I have concentrated on making sure there was no duplicate content, copied content, thin pages less than 300 words, affiliate links on indexed pages, and page speed. 


10/25/2011 03:56 pm

I think I am the one who is standing in door - so major or minor entry or exit.. every update hits me.. :(  very disappointed with panda and running campaign is my last one for google adwords.


10/25/2011 08:13 pm

Looks like there was a minor change to my site.

Igal Stolpner

10/28/2011 08:07 am

The sites I work on on a regular basis, didn't suffer. Not in the end of September and not on October 19. BUT -> I do have a small website about TVs which I don't work on in the last year almost at all and if you'll look at my Analytics for this site, you can understand exactly when there were Panda updates. The Google traffic dropped by 400% in the end of February, then it was back again in June. Dropped again in the beginning of July, Back on September 30 and now almost disappeared on October 19. Well at least I'm glad that it happened only to my smallest site ! :)


10/28/2011 06:03 pm

Would explain again, my traffic plummeting, happened with their last tweak too. Then I have to bust a** with more content then normal to try and get traffic back up. Then they tweak it again. Rinse and repeat. Hard for one-man blogs to keep up.


10/28/2011 07:03 pm

rankings dropped , for about 70 keywords, it's not looking good, and traffic has dropped 32%. ANy advice on what steps to take at this point? i am puzzled, not quite sure what to do.


10/29/2011 09:27 am

200 keywords dropped out to distance pages WTF!


11/08/2011 10:53 am

Alexa shows me at 0% for search traffic. Bing, Ask need to ramp up so more people can use those services. Google, im afraid has become EVIL.

Darn Eleg

11/10/2011 11:39 pm

My site vanished on 24 of oct. Maybe then there was some kind of update?


12/12/2011 02:29 pm

 I am bit less stressed reading comments and reposts here knowing that I am not only the one......

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