Google Panda Hits Japanese & Korean Languages

Google announced they have now migrated the Panda algorithm to Japanese and Korean languages.

Google also added that this is likely to affect about 5% of queries for those languages. No other Asian or other languages were affected by this update.

This comes over 16 months after Google released the original Panda update for English language search results, which impacted 11.8% of those search queries.

Here is the tweet from Google:

Since the original Panda update, we’ve had several Panda updates. The most recent was on June 25th, labeled version 3.8.

For past Panda updates, see our Panda update category.

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  • Adam Crawford

    Is there a definitive list anywhere of the languages that are affected by Panda?

  • Anthony T.

    I confirm there are major changes happening here in Japan still now, I suspect Google is still tweaking the update. Overall, sites that clearly have low quality contents seem to be affected and rankings for legit sites are moving up and down on a daily basis.

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