Coming Soon: Panda/Farmer Update At Google UK

Mar 21, 2011 • 9:17 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Farmer Update in UKMany Webmasters and site owners are suffering with the Google Farmer / Panda update in the, Google U.S., results. But soon, the Farmer/Panda update will be rolling out more widely beyond the U.S. to the U.K. and other countries.

But how soon?

Well, it was expected to have happened already. I'd be surprised if it did not happen this week. But at the same time, I'd be surprised if it did roll out more without the U.S. version getting updated.

Late last week, a WebmasterWorld thread had some webmasters who watch the UK Google results seeing signs of the Farmer / Panda update rolling out. A day later, the chatter around that discussion died out. I thought maybe there was a roll out but maybe Google seeded some tests and pulled it back early on? I am not sure.

Like I said, I suspect the U.K. to see the Farmer/Panda algorithm this week but I also suspect that this update not be released until Google releases an updated version in the U.S.

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Hyderali Shaikh

03/21/2011 01:23 pm

Waiting for India...


03/21/2011 01:42 pm

Me too. There might be massive changes there...


03/21/2011 02:34 pm

Just checked U.K. SERPs, no change at all for me in the last 2 months. Even though U.S. Panda still heavily munching on my ranks. Barry something of interest with Panda is that they made that official (G created) "Tells How Our Panda Ate You!" thread on google web master forums no longer a sticky. Did they hear enough and found commonalities and are changing it? There was some chatter that when they unsticky common issues when the changes are to be activated in days.

Dave Cain

03/22/2011 08:59 am

I've seen sites hit in the US search with a drop of over 75% in impressions and 50% in clicks. Nothing to report in the UK yet, but Vanessa Fox mentioned after SMX that it was rolling out internationality in the next few weeks which could mean this week or next.

Search Engine Training

03/22/2011 03:24 pm

I attended a conference yesterday discussing the Panda Farmer update. Google is getting too big for its boots I think with this update. A lot of legitimate sites have already lost rankings in the US for no fault of their own. Are we heading for another Florida here?

Alex Lunt

03/22/2011 05:14 pm

Here at Searchmetrics we've just got our weekly data in for the UK and we can say that the update hasn't been released, yet.. We agree that it could hit this week, possibly Thursday (that's the day they released onto the .com). We're actively monitoring the situation.


03/22/2011 09:46 pm

waiting to see its impact when launches worldwide.

RFK Solutions Ltd

03/23/2011 11:35 am

I am hoping its rolled out in the UK sooner rather than later, so I can review what has been affected and how to get it back, heres hoping though none of my websites or clients will be affected

David Eaves

03/23/2011 03:06 pm

It looks like it has kicked in now, I have lost loads of my positions and my traffic levels will no doubt be affected. I used to rank 1st page on for business directories and article directories and now am nowhere to be seen. Loads of my blog posts are not ranking. This really sucks.

Seo Company Toronto

03/24/2011 08:46 am

hi after updation some keywords ranking very well but some keywords getting down. i have genuine content all over my site.

Seo Company Toronto

03/24/2011 08:48 am

hi after updation some keywords ranking very well but some keywords getting down. i have genuine content all over my site.

Robert Reeve

03/25/2011 05:47 pm

I wonder whether the Panda update will have an affect on their own properties such as YouTube? Many companies use Youtube (for video) in a similar fashion to ezinearticles, hubpages, and suite101 for their article distribution. Basically, will Youtube be affected by this change as ultimately they have a large number of videos that are duplicated copies of the content provider. Will Youtube stop showing up above the actual content provider? My guess is “no”.

SEO Service India

06/10/2011 04:00 pm

I think google panda for UK is updated from 1st of June I can change slight change is rankings of one of my client's website that was steady on top 10 since many months. And even  in  10 days those are not back in top 10.  

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