Google Panda Update 3.1: “Minor” One Made Live On November 18th

Google tweeted that they have pushed out a minor update to the Google Panda algorithm this past Friday afternoon.

The update impacts less than one-percent of searches, which is why Google labelled this a “minor” update.

There have been a number of updates since the 2.5 update on September 28th. We have been calling those updates Panda fluxes.

Google is making a conscious effort to provide more weather reports for when they do major of minor updates with the search algorithm.

Previous Panda Updates

Here’s the Panda update schedule so far, as we’ve tracked and had confirmed by Google:

Since then we have not been tracking the Panda fluxes that closely.

So far, the weekend complaints over this “minor” Panda update have not been that dramatic. If we see an uptick in complaints, we will let you know.

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  • http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    I like that you’ve put minor in quotes. When it comes to Google and the search engine algorithms, nothing is minor. Less than one percent of searches can still affect thousands of sites. If you happen to be one of them, that’s certainly not minor.

  • http://www.neiltompkins.co.uk/ Neil Tompkins

    Our .co.uk website got hit – to Google it’s a minor update, but for our company traffic is down 50% on the selected pages.

    The bulk of our hotel profile pages lost rankings some beyond page 10 of the SERP. Currently re-writing a bunch of pages to see if we can turn things around.

  • http://harddrivedvdrecordertech.co.uk Darren Millar

    Oh so it was a ‘minor’ google update that’s dropped my traffic by 75% from Saturday onwards was it, I thought it was me!!!! Thanks for taking me back 2 years Google!!!!

  • http://unikorna.blogspot.com/ U.K.

    So that’s the explanation why my 6 months work on my blog has turned to pieces….Starting with the 19th of November my blog traffic dropped 50% and Google can’t blame m of not being original or spamming, or too much commercials or other things….This is really absurd and pointless not to mention disappointing.

  • http://www.clayburngriffin.com/ Clayburn Griffin

    I think my blog got his for some reason. Not sure why. It survived all the others. It’s just my own stupid musings, so not all that important, but my traffic from organic dropped the following week by about 50%.

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