Korea & Japan Get Google's Panda Algorithm

Jul 18, 2012 • 8:51 am | comments (18) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates
 

Google Panda Japan & KoreaAlmost 17 months after Google launched Panda for English language search results, Google announced on Twitter, they are releasing it for Japanese & Korean languages.

Last night, Google pushed it out and Google said it will affect about 5% of those search queries. That is much less than the 11.8% of US based search queries affected by the initial Panda release in February 2011.

Here is the tweet from Google last night:

What is interesting is that I believe Penguin was maybe a global release but Panda was not. That is even more evidence that Penguin is more link related and Panda is more content related, unless I am forgetting something?

The US has had several Panda updates. Here is a list of them:

Forum discussion at Twitter & WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Paul

07/18/2012 01:09 pm

The funny thing is that we always talk in Webmaster WF to the fact that the results in G Japan have always been better than U.S. and U.K. since Panda. You figured they would listen to something.

Sunny Ujjawal

07/18/2012 01:13 pm

Wrong Hyperlink on word " announced"

Barry Schwartz

07/18/2012 01:14 pm

Thanks. Typo

Olivier Duffez

07/18/2012 01:22 pm

There is an HTML typo at the beginning of your article ("Almost 17 months after Google launched announced on Twitter")

Barry Schwartz

07/18/2012 01:27 pm

I don't see that?

Milania

07/18/2012 02:33 pm

Will be very interesting to watch what happens.

Anti-SEO

07/18/2012 03:11 pm

Use home theater for the better experience. Tune subwoofer to reflect SERPs changes )

Allena

07/18/2012 03:30 pm

Hi Barry, Will this update be called as Panda 3.9 or is it 3.8 only coz i read today that 3.9 is still in rumors. I found a post on Hubpage http://seozeshan.hubpages.com/hub/Google-Updates so i was a little bit confused. Is this language panda update shall be considered as 3.8 or 3.9?

Barry Schwartz

07/18/2012 03:34 pm

This is a 1.0 for Korea/Japan.

Allena

07/18/2012 03:38 pm

Ok so calling it globally is totally wrong. As i saw in your blog oly that you confirmed 3.8 on 26th http://www.seroundtable.com/google-panda-3-8-15350.html So is this final Google is upto 3.8 only?

Barry Schwartz

07/18/2012 03:39 pm

3.8 for English languages. This is a Korean and Japanese Panda update.

Allena

07/18/2012 03:47 pm

Anywaz I am a regular reader of seroundtable. I saw ranking effects for my website today so i was expecting some news on seroundtable but didnt got any from the morning. Saw the new korean and japanese update just now so was little worried might be an overall update as today i saw much drop in ranking compared to yesterday. :'(

donthe

07/18/2012 07:09 pm

@rustybrick:disqus You're missing the last few sentences. look like a missing close anchor tag What is interesting is that I believe Panda 3.8 on June 25th was maybe a global release but Panda was not. That is even more evidence that Penguin is more link related and Panda is more content related, unless I am forgetting something? The US has had several Panda updates. Here is a list of them: Panda 3.8

Barry Schwartz

07/18/2012 07:14 pm

Forgot to close a tag, thanks!

Alan

07/19/2012 01:55 am

Hey Barry just to go completely off topic have you done a site:seroundtable.com lately?

Barry Schwartz

07/19/2012 01:57 am

It looks fine to me, what do you see?

Rachel

07/19/2012 10:26 am

Interested to know if the public Panda versions (1.00 up to 3.8), those that were numbered by you Barry/others, are Google's versions as well. Do you have a clue? Also, when, if at all, Panda is going to be part of the main algorithm?

Effective Site

07/19/2012 12:44 pm

maybe that's why less than 5% of queries were affected instead of 11%. Less spam in the Japanese index? Google doesn't act randomly...

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