66% Says Google's Panda Minor Update Was Very Significant

Oct 21, 2011 • 8:51 am | comments (22) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Panda Poll 2.5.2On Tuesday I reported how the Google Panda 2.5.2 tweak was more than just a "minor" update.

There were just too many complaints in the forums for it to appear to be really that "minor."

So I decided to run a poll, where we have well over 400 responses. The responses were overwhelming against the notion that this was a minor update or tweak to the Panda algorithm. Almost 80% of those who responded said this was a "somewhat significant" or "very significant" update. Under 15% said this update was not significant, which is very low.

I am a bit surprised by these numbers. I was hoping what I saw in the forums was just a loud minority but it seems like a lot of people would classify this minor update as more major and more hurtful than maybe Google would have considered?

For more on Panda, see our Google Panda category.

Forum discussion continued at Google Webmaster Help Forums, HighRankings Forums and WebmasterWorld.

Note: This story was written earlier this week and scheduled to be published today.

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