16% Claim Recovery After Google's Panda 4.0 Update

Jun 5, 2014 • 8:42 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Panda 4.0On May 20th, Google began rolling out Panda 4.0 and shortly after we asked you to take our Panda poll. Thousands of you did and I wanted to share the results.

I asked, How Did Google Panda 4.0 Impact Your Site?

  • 28% : My Rankings Decreased, But I Never Previously Hurt By Panda
  • 24% : My Rankings Remained The Same, But I Never Previously Hurt By Panda
  • 20% : My Rankings Increased, But I Was Never Hurt By Panda
  • 16% : I Recovered From My Previous Panda Penalty
  • 12% : I Did Not Recover From My Previous Panda Penalty

I am surprised so many are claiming a recovery, that is over 200 of you saying your site recovered! Congrats!

Google Panda 4.0 Update Poll Results

Forum discussion continued at Twitter, BlackHatWorld, Google+, Google Webmaster Help, DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

This post was scheduled to be posted today but was written at an earlier point in time. The author is not around on June 4th or 5th to respond to comments.

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06/05/2014 02:10 pm

What I'm seeing in my niche is that there is more sites like for google products or Microsoft that are higher In ranking even though the page that google has indexed and ranked has little or nothing to do with the search keyword

Durant Imboden

06/05/2014 02:24 pm

In my corner of the Web, quite a few niche information sites have seen strong improvements with Panda 4.0. Compared to earlier versions of Panda, subject expertise is getting more respect.


06/05/2014 02:34 pm

Barry, Seeing as you posted this POLL 2 seconds after the announcement of the roll-out, the results are completely and utterly meaningless. If you asked the same poll questions now, you might get some meaningful data but as it stands this post is absolute crap and tells us nothing at all.


06/05/2014 05:50 pm

Your comment is complete crap and tells us nothing at all.


06/05/2014 08:20 pm

That´s because you are clearly a bit thick!


06/05/2014 10:01 pm

Beat it, troll!

Jitendra Vaswani

06/06/2014 07:53 am

I did recover from Panda ...


06/06/2014 08:02 am

The first week post-Panda 4.0, I recovered about 35% of my Google organic traffic. Interestingly, the second week post-Panda 4.0 continued to see traffic increase to the point where the combined two weeks post-Panda saw a 47% increase.


06/06/2014 12:25 pm

LOL. Trolling and talking about trolling. That´s ironic :-) Clearly you too are a bit thick.


06/06/2014 12:31 pm

No decent SEO worth their salt would dare to comment on such a pointless poll. This explains the poor engagement Barry. You shot your bolt far too early on this and asking for a new poll now would probably get you more meaningful results. I wonder how that would stack up compared to the meaningless "volatility as the roll-out is happening" results you have here.


06/07/2014 02:37 am

loose one position

KWS Adams

06/10/2014 06:41 am

I even never knew that Google had rolled out Panda 4.0 in May. My overall traffic saw some slight decrease which I had attributed to be a normal one and till now, I cant say that my site was impacted but rather something to do with seasonal changes.


06/10/2014 08:58 pm

I almost completely recovered. Awesome. I was never low quality, was scraped like crazy, and came back to pre 2011 panda rank. Google finally realized they went way too far and detroyed small businesses as collateral algorithm damage of spammers.

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