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:
We're launching Panda for Japanese & Korean. <5% of queries affected (no other languages affected today). Context: goo.gl/eodS2— A Googler (@google) July 17, 2012
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:
- Panda 3.8 on June 25th
- Panda 3.7 on June 9th
- Panda 3.6 on April 27th
- Panda 3.5 on April 19th
- Panda 3.4 on March 23rd
- Panda 3.3 on about February 26th
- Panda 3.2 on about January 15th
- Panda 3.1 on November 18th
- Panda 2.5.3 on October 19/20th
- Panda 2.5.2 on October 13th
- Panda 2.5.1 on October 9th
- Panda 2.5 on September 28th
- Panda 2.4 in August
- Panda 2.3 on around July 22nd.
- Panda 2.2 on June 18th or so.
- Panda 2.1 on May 9th or so.
- Panda 2.0 on April 11th or so.
- Panda 1.0 on February 24th