Official Google Panda Update Version 3.8 On June 25th

Google has announced they pushed out a new refresh to the Panda algorithm recently.

This update “noticeably affects only ~1% of queries worldwide,” said Google on Twitter.

There were earlier rumors of an update over the weekend but Google said the rollout started today and not over the weekend.

The previous Panda update was on June 8th and before that on April 26th. Typically, Google pushes out algorithm updates for Panda and Penguin every month or so. While the last Panda update was just over 2 weeks ago, Google felt they wanted to push out a new refresh.

Here is the tweet:

Google said there were no updates to the algorithm or changes in the signals. This was simply a basic data refresh where they ran the algorithm again.

For more on Panda update, see our Panda update category.

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  • daveintheuk

    I would have a some respect for Google if they applied things like Panda to their own pages… perhaps then we wouldn’t see Google+ Local pages with nothing but a name and address in ranking above far more informative pages. Not cooking anything? Bullshit.

  • Alan

    They also pushed out a whole lot of new webmaster videos. The one that interested me is the one named “Webspam Content Violations” although the one that is named “Creating great content that performs well in Google search results” haven’t watched it yet but I am guessing it will be more Matt Cutts style inspirational drivel. Sorry Matt but I can’t listen to another build it and they will come lecture.

  • http://twitter.com/SeoHop SEO-HOP

    Darn I was gonna blog about it that day but got to busy. Until next time :)

  • Louie Ramos

    The tweet says “We’re pushing a new Panda” so it’s still yet to happen. They will probably roll it out on their usual Thursday/Friday routine update.

  • http://www.webstatsart.com/ Webstats Art

    Hey Alan, Have you tried listening to Matt Cutts with volume turned down and Metallica music in the background? You ought to try it some day.

  • Alan

    Will have to try some time! I found this image linked on your blog what a classic! http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrc5g772Z11r34128o1_500.gif . I think it is pretty appropriate for this thread!

  • Shawn Lippert

    I see Increased visitors to my site today, was wondering what was going on, then again I push new content out almost every day, in matter of fact I just Posted on the updates here:http://www.javascriptsandmore.com/1/post/2012/06/post-panda-and-penguin-seo-and-link-building-for-local-search.html

  • http://cmsreport.com Bryan Ruby

    Please, oh please let me be a Panda Recovery success story and not some mid-aged man left crying once again…

  • http://cyrelnicolas.blogspot.com SEO Freelance

    Whoa!  Only 1% of the queries worldwide?  Google should increase and double their effort to eliminate those websites that abuse the search engine terms and conditions.

  • http://twitter.com/AaronWatters Aaron Watters

    hahaha…I can’t stop laughing hahaha, that Panda is hilarious…I can’t breathe. Help me.

  • http://twitter.com/AaronWatters Aaron Watters

    I did notice some changes on Google+ Local Pages that were having some issues. I don’t know if this was Google finally paying attention to my inquiries or the “refresh” either way it was a positive for me.

  • http://twitter.com/andmoreseo SEO and more

    Google felt they wanted to push out a new refresh.i think so,too

  • http://www.creditgeeks.co.uk/ creditgeeks

    we run a publisher/content site, our traffic was pounded after the April update, only just recovering after the June 8th, Panda update, not comfortable position to be in, to not know what next month will hold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seo.jaipur Seo Jaipur

    Again Google Panda 3.8 Penalized My Site I Don’t Know What the Reason,Because my Back Link and Content Both are Good. Panda is Not a Good Sign My Site

  • Anil Agarwal

    From yesterday, I’m seeing some improvement in traffic on my blog from Google especially. My blog seems to have lost rankings for some of targeted terms in Google Panda 3.7 update. Now I have recovered some of them at least.

  • FU-G

    ….

  • FU-G

    Have you noticed the Google game with these freaking updates? They usually roll them out on Fridays and Mondays. When updates are made on Friday or Saturday, when traffic is slow, everybody think they were penalized and when Google makes these updates on Mondays or Tuesdays, two high volume traffic days, everybody think they were benefit. I think I’m getting paranoic with all these updates and this traffic roller coaster month by month. This is crazy.

  • Kristen Morey

    No changed in our websites

  • http://www.sprightlymedia.com/ Tilak

    My sites didn’t penalized by Panda but this time I have seen more movement in upwards. Personally I didn’t found any issue in Google+ Local Pages as well.

  • VillaVivianaa_123

    My site is not at all affected by Panda. 

  • Durant Imboden

    Time to put on my “We’re the other 99%” t-shirt. :-)

  • VillaVivianaa_123

    What is the difference between Google panda and penguin???

  • http://www.andrewisidoro.co.uk/ Andrew Isidoro

     Nothing’s changed for my sites. Judging the lack of talk on forums and twitter, I don’t think it was anything major.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWC5JBX6ALWH6O6PTPJTWQ3C2U Lucia

    My ńeighboŕ’s mŏther-iń-ląw Maḱes $8O houŕly on the laptoṗ. She has bėėn out of w0rḱ for 7 Ṁonths but ląst Ṁonth her ińcome wąs $8734 just worḱińg on thė laṖt0Ṗ for a ƒew hours. Gŏ to this web siṫe and ŕead morė.. C&#97shLazy.com

  • mr Aaron

    Thanks
    for sharing the information. Seems like you guys
    had a great blog going for awhile! Site looks great!!!  If anyone is interested in the trends
    in regards to the male population, check out my blog.

    http://www.backlinkingstore.com

     

  • FU-G

    Here it is: 
    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&newwindow=1&sclient=psy-ab&q=What+is+the+difference+between+Google+panda+and+penguin%3F&oq=What+is+the+difference+between+Google+panda+and+penguin%3F&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=hp.3…731.2819.0.3062.5.4.1.0.0.0.231.646.1j1j2.4.0.eiatsh..0.0.dAIxoikEO_Y&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=579625c09319dd01&biw=1280&bih=619

  • http://1tl.gr/Io Kimberlee Swartz

    was Google finally paying attention to my inquiries or the “refresh” either way it was a positive for me. http://DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

  • http://sample-job-description.com/ Mitch Munoz

     I’ve seen increased in traffic on my other site. May be because it’s an old website. The thing is there’s not much backlinks on it.

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  • http://lnk.co/I1G74 Michelle M. Stgeorge

    a Panda Recovery success story and not some mid-aged man left crying once again. http://DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

  • Deboti Chowdhury

    Does that mean we will see more than 1 Panda update within a month from now on? What about Penguin?

  • group_funding

    I think panda will never leave us..and did they update any version for penguin recently?

  • http://www.gogi.in/ Gogi Rana

    I missed the excitement, been having server issues for few weeks just sorted and fixed today. Yes traffic is down but that was cause of the server, for now wait and watch.

  • http://smartbusinessguides.net/ Pawel Grabowski

    Traffic down on my site, seems like I am in the 1% :( Strangely enough, it seems to only affects keywords which were at the bottom of page 1, whereas the ones in top 1-3 seem to stay intact. Now I am worried that they might be hit too …

  • http://twitter.com/Jakegoldblum jake goldblum

    these updates are driving me nuts- it is helping sites with great domain authority and in my space that is jc whitney, walmart, amazon ect. It is really annoying- afraid to build links and trying to optimize pages i guess

  • http://www.cutey.co.uk/ cutey

    Yet still not update to reduce anchor text effect, sigh

  • http://www.ultoo.com/ Free Recharge

    What about the facebook ?

  • brooks lab

    My site affected by panda & penguin now it is recovering ….
    labradors

  • daveintheuk

    Looks like a popular idea Google – waddayasay?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624303880 CineVista Sandra Ríos

    sss

  • http://www.facebook.com/abella.smith.9 Abella Smith

    One of my site was hit in penguin update on 19th April. There are only 4K links in my site and the are coming from 800 root domain. There is no onsite issue in my website.

    I have done a ton of practice to come back my website. But i didn’t get any result.
    Can you please explain me what is the issue could be with my website?

  • http://www.facebook.com/abella.smith.9 Abella Smith

    My another website is bmacfinance.com, it was ranking in top 10 with each of its keywords. But suddenly on 25th June, all keywords dropped by -50. Please let me know what could be the issue?

  • Jesse Rees

    When will Google strike again?  What was the 3.8 version affecting anyway?

  • http://seocompany.ph/ seo company

    It seems some of the sites I manage are part of the 1% as well. Around half a dozen sites took a hit in backlink count, resulting in lower rankings for some KWs. What the heck, Google? 

  • Imran Sadiq

     hi every one i ask some question about google panda updates
    why google dicress website ranking on serach engine
    please clear and mention relevant answer Thanks

  • Imran Sadiq

    hi abella
    please send me your website url
    i will check

  • Imran Sadiq

    Show Google’s cache of bmacfinance.com/Find web pages that are similar to bmacfinance.com/Find web pages that link to bmacfinance.com/Find web pages from the site bmacfinance.com/Find web pages that contain the term “bmacfinance.com/”check it
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawnericolson Shawn Olson

    Your meta description is waaaay too long. You are using the meta keywords tag, which now is not used by the search engines and adds keywords to the page, making it look like you are “stuffing”. The meta author is Administrator–not good. You have a bunch of silly javascript at the top of the page that should go on the bottom… should I go on??

    You have a lot going on with your on-page that needs to be addressed. I would clean up your site and see how you do in a couple days.

    SEO4 Inc.

  • https://plus.google.com/117516344939694258760/about Trond Lyngbø

    The panda eats, shoots & leaves.

  • gonhez

    I still see spam websites in top. All the talks about cleaning the serps are bull… I only wish that in near future Google will be penalized in UE for the monopoly that he makes.

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