Was I Hit By Google Panda 4.1? Looks Like I Was...

Oct 2, 2014 • 8:32 am | comments (182) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Panda ShootingLast Thursday, September 25th, Google announced that they began rolling out Panda 4.1 - a revised algorithm to improve their detection of Panda like signals and ultimately aim at helping smaller sites do better with the algorithm.

That being said, it seems like this site, the Search Engine Roundtable, took a major hit on September 25th, the day they announced Panda. I suggested it previously in my post on Monday sharing this graphic:

SER Panda Hit?

But now that it is a week later, I wanted to share more data with you.

Let's look at SearchMetrics showing I got nailed by over 60%!


Here is Google Webmaster Tools showing I took a dive of about 70%!

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Analytics makes things look less bad:

Google Analytics

Was this site hit by Panda? My sources tell me not. I have two different sources telling me this. I am just not sure what is going on if it is not Panda. I mean, look, any good SEO would see, wow, huge drop on the day of and after Panda was confirmed by Google. This has to be Panda. But it was not. What was it?

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