Google Panda 3.7 Refresh Rumors

May 31, 2012 • 9:15 am | comments (15) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google Panda 3.7The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has been tracking Google updates and several SEOs there believe that Google is doing a Panda refresh, which would take us to Panda version 3.7.

Google has not confirmed a Panda refresh.

The last Panda refresh was Panda 3.6 on April 27th so we are due a new Panda refresh any time now.

Also note, we had our first Penguin refresh last Friday night / Saturday morning.

One senior member at WebmasterWorld said:

I do see some changes today. One odd one is in the financial sector, shortly after Penguin was released, many observed the website about mold/fungus ranking top 10 because it had hidden links in the footer. The website was removed from ranking. The owner has since removed the links and now that website has absolutely nothing to do with anything financial -- but it's ranking again on those terms. Another site I monitor has dropped further on key phrases (over 200 spots).

Others reported other fluctuations in the search results and claiming it looks like Panda.

Past Panda Updates:

I will try to get confirmation on this possible Panda refresh and update this story and post a new one on Search Engine Land, if Google confirms it.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: Google told me there was no such update.

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Andy Sheridan

05/31/2012 01:28 pm

While you're predicting the next Panda update, I like to play a little game of my own - Predict what image Barry is going to shop Google's logo onto in his next article :D

Barry Schwartz

05/31/2012 01:29 pm

All my Panda update stories use this image. So wouldn't be hard to figure the next one out. :)


05/31/2012 01:34 pm

I've been seeing some weird fluctuation as well. Sites that were hit by Penguin recovering yesterday rather than on the Friday/Saturday.


05/31/2012 01:46 pm

I'm predicitng, that 90% of this thread will be about how bad is Google by so called SEOs .... )

Nick Stamoulis

05/31/2012 01:47 pm

Until we get the green light from Google the best we can do is speculate. Sometimes after an update goes through it takes a few days for the dust to settle. If this isn't a new Panda update it's possible it's just a ripple effect from Penguin 1.1


05/31/2012 02:40 pm

remember, 500 algo changes a year from Google. not everyone has to have a name. Like last Penguin update. Affecting 0.1% of search queries should not be debated here. It's just not so important...


05/31/2012 04:35 pm

I'm predicting, you will tell them that SEO is dead and that they should embrace whatever crazy mumbo-jumbo you got cookin up.


05/31/2012 06:19 pm

You can be wrong ) Depends from the quantity of phrases like "my perfectly written articles ... Google bad", "I spent three months on my perfect website and now ... Google bad", "my blog is so popular in my family, why ... Google bad", "my clients sites ... Google wants only money", "lost position for my main keyword" (my favorite), "SERP for the keyword -=A7u*/JaxO=- is a junk, Google gone crazy", "on our SEO conference we decided, that Google should ... (my second favorite)", etc etc etc .... usual words of the people, blaming others for their own faults . They call themselves SEOs )


06/01/2012 04:42 am

I usually wait 24 hours before looking to traffic results. This is for having good luck and keeping my sanity :-) What I can tell is that yesterday was the best day ever of new Facebook fans and YouTube traffic. My estimation is that the organic traffic to the site increased.


06/01/2012 08:16 am

Panda update is not going to help SEO's, its only the penguin update which must have a rollback.


06/01/2012 01:23 pm

Update: Google told me there was no such update. the forever present webmaster paranoia that is spreading on Webmaster World like fire after every update proved wrong once again. There are people over there believing Google algo can make chicken soup. Even the slightest change in SERPs is explained like new update or "Google cooking something up". They need "shrink for webmasters" section over there ASAP...


06/01/2012 04:54 pm

I like SEO round table - its a good website. However you guys have got to stop speculating about algo updates/refresh. Its a pointless post, unless it comes from the horses mouth (Google) than report it, if it hasnt then dont.

Barry Schwartz

06/01/2012 05:21 pm

No, we cover this stuff on purpose. Honestly, without it, Google wouldn't give us confirmations of smaller refreshes. SER covers SEO speculation and then tries to get confirmation. If you do not want any speculation, read my other blog, Search Engine Land.

Webstats Art

06/04/2012 06:03 pm

Nothing beats a relevant anchor text link from a PR6 .edu page, even now! Who disagrees?

McKay Allen - LogMyCalls

06/28/2012 03:38 pm

If you step back and look at SEO from the outside, it is pretty stunning that one company updating a few lines of code can change lead gen, visibility and revenue for companies overnight. Pretty stunning.

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