On June 19th we reported chatter around a possible Google update, Google shot me down on those rumors.
Confirmed There was a Google update, specifically Panda.
Now, I am hearing more rumors of a Google update underway as late as Thursday night, June 21st.
One webmaster confirmed the ranking changes by saying:
I saw this drop yesterday too. After a robust start to a Thursday, our traffic dropped off and hasn't returned now today. In fact, I'm seeing significantly worse traffic than usual today.
But there are several webmasters talking about it. I am not sure if the chatter is high enough to signify a real Google update. Did you notice any changes over the weekend?
We even have one webmaster claiming a Penguin recovery over the weekend.
What do you think?
Confirmed: There was a Panda update, Google tweeted this:
Heads up: we're pushing a new Panda data refresh that noticeably affects only ~1% of queries worldwide. More context: goo.gl/HNvCt— A Googler (@google) June 25, 2012