• http://www.kaizenlog.com Infonote

    I am from Europe. I will observe the search engine referrals for a week to see how the change has impacted my site.

  • http://www.zebratechies.com Anirban Das

    Thanks for the post great information, another news coming to Bing is covering 30
    % US search market on March,2011, seems to after first Panda update…http://www.hitwise.com/us/press-center/press-releases/experian-hitwise-reports-bing-powered-share-of-s/

  • http://www.novapdf.com/ novaPDF

    Their algorithm is flawed. One example is the website of a commercial product, http://www.novapdf.com/ – we’ve seen massive drop in traffic for April 11, even if after the first panda update the traffic increased. On the other hand google gives a page rank of 8 to this website, because of its authority, and all content is unique. I wonder how many other “collateral damage” such as ours is out there.

  • http://www.canuckseo.com Jim Rudnick

    Thanks Vanessa for the “heads-up!”

    We tested early this am, and continue to test….but up here in google.ca land…so far, no changes to our client roster serps….

    That said, all things can change….but so far so good, eh!

    :-)

    Jim

  • http://www.panaceamobile.com P.M.

    I”m very curious to kow how this will impact on our website, but nontheless thanks for article.

  • Tran Viet Dung

    Thanks for the post great information,

  • Charles Wilson

    This Google update has virtually whiped out my online traffic to my website. I have been abiding by the Google guidelines for years and have worked my way to the top of the search engines for certain search phrases, just to be pulled back, due to this Panda update.

    It is almost like starting all over again, it has ruined my family, life and business, THANK YOU VERY MUCH GOOGLE FOR PLAYING GOD.

    The search results now are worse than ever in Google, for example if you search on google.co.uk for \currys easter sale\ you get this result at the top of the natural search http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=39517 , this post is talking about 10% off at Currys.co.uk 6 years a go, any one who clicks onto this page will immediately come off. I thought the idea of the panda update was to produce better search results and remove pages with not very good content.

    Can someone please explain what the hell Google are doing?

  • Charles Wilson

    I actually think it is time that another search engine should be able to compete with Google and not allow Google to dominate the online search world. I hope Bing or someone else takes a whole load of traffic away from Google and teaches them a lesson for what they have done here with this panda update.

  • Charles Wilson

    I suppose this is another way of Google forcing the hand of the small business to spend money on PPC or CPC with the natural search traffic dropping off to keep your business alive many people will have to spend money on advertising.

    Considering the econemy is so bad in the UK, this has come at a very bad time from Google to issue this panda update and reduce Internet traffic to peoples websites.

    NICE ONE GOOGLE! NOT……..

  • Darin Walker

    Policing content is something Google should NOT do. Policing RELEVANCY IS! Lets not forget that Google is using an automated system to tell everyone else NOT to use automated systems. Google is rolling out it’s value system for us. Here comes the will of God, as Google sees it!

  • billnobes

    We have seen significant collateral damage at our sites.

    For 15+ years, we’ve been producing for physicians original and award-winning content written by academic experts from medical schools around the USA. These Cyberounds.com educational courses are not accessible by the general public, that is, the programs are gated and never available to non-medical professionals. Given their unique value and perspective, we decided 10 years ago to create patient versions of our continuing medical education courses on a sister site, TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com. This medical-school, peer-reviewed content starts from the Cyberounds version, then diverges totally, as it needs to be wholly rewritten on a completely different level as you might expect. It is then reviewed again by academic physicians to make certain it remains accurate and truly informative.

    It is unfathomable that such a relationship to our own professional-only and authoritative content would be viewed unfavorably by the Google algorithm. This does not reflect well on the algorithm. Ten years ago, when we were one of the few sites providing the same authoritative content, we regularly ranked high on Google searches. From our end, nothing has changed. Google, however, has. Despite Google’s claims to the contrary, it appears that authoritative, in-depth content is being pushed further down and devalued in their searches. Speaking as a public health doctor, this is very unfortunate and does a great disservice to the Internet public which needs health and medical information upon which it can rely to make important decisions.

  • http://www.esizemore.com Everett

    Thank you Vanessa. I wanted to circle back around to this post. It has so many little hints in it that most of us are just figuring out (like why smaller sites weren’t affected at first – not enough data) that I’m glad I did come and re-read it.

    Having done so, I’m now very curious if you would rewrite the last paragraph. Given that fact that many of us HAVE done all that you, and others – including Google – have prescribed, and have yet to see any improvement at all, what is your advice? How much longer should we wait before moving on to another project and giving our Pandified ones up for dead? How long does it take to gather that data now that we’re only getting a few hundred visitors per day, and mostly brand searches? When will the next Panda iteration happen?

    I know you can’t answer most of those questions with any confidence, but I ask them anyway because it is frustrating to spend months reworking a site without any sign whatsoever that your efforts are being rewarded. Conversion rates up. Time spent on site up. Pages per visit up. Newsletter and RSS subscribers up. Twitter and Facebook followers up, along with clicks from both sources and clicks on the buttons. In short – our users our happy with our site (what few we can get now). Why isn’t Google?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503121679 Steven J McLean

    What a long way Google has gone from April 11, 2011!

    At the time of writing Google has released its latest version of Panda 3.3.

    As per usual, they release very little information – we are releasing our interpretations at http://www.zhetainternational.com/en/company/blog/beating-google-panda-part-1.html

    Vanessa please let us know if you agree with us on our article!

  • http://twitter.com/bnspak Ben Spak

    Google is a business if you don’t like their product don’t use it.