• http://www.seoresults.org/ Diana Marwell

    This is an expected one from google. But This time they tell 0.7 %.. I think it will bring big Fluxiation..

  • Zach Johnson

    I’m excited/nervous for this one. It’s been anticipated that something big is coming.

  • http://gyitsakalakis.com/ Gyi Tsakalakis

    Could this be what Mozcast.com was forecasting on 9/14?

  • http://kercommunications.com/ Nick Ker

    Better get the flux capacitor ready.

  • https://serps.com/ Scott Krager

    We are seeing a pretty big spike on the 1,000 site index we track here…looks like some decent volatility: https://serps.com/tools/volatility

  • Ram SEO

    Thank You Share Very Help Full Information

  • https://twitter.com/olegko Oleg Korneitchouk

    Panda Update 3.91 was on 8/20, not 8/19.

    Anyone seeing changes in rankings?

  • http://twitter.com/aqeelbilal Aqeel Bilal Malik

    @dannysullivan, though I posted your message to my twitter followers today, but still have a question. Should that be a 3.9.2 or 3.92 ? As .92 refers to 92 different updates as rolled out within this version of #Panda update ?
    Any comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588188254 Jim Hodson

    Hey Danny. I’m digging the 1..n (in this case 19) update labelling system. Since Google really gives no indication of which are major versus minor, it seems logical for us to not try to differentiate with the numbering.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I think 3.92 is fine. Honestly, the numbers, as I’ve explained, probably need to shift away from these point versions in the future, so we don’t have these types of questions.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Thanks, I’ve updated that.

  • http://twitter.com/mgme MasterTechMark

    I’m getting use to these updates. It’s like going in the Ocean. First it seems bitter cold and scary but after a while you get numb. What I don’t grasp is the official numbers attached to the updates “Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected” Since webmasters are the ones who care can’t we get a number or measurement that would tell us how much traffic the average site will loose? These queried measurements never seem to align with the devastation.

  • http://twitter.com/victorpan victorpan

    We should name the updates by DATE + some defining description. Counting the number of updates makes as much sense as the arbitrary software patch numbers we’re appending.

    I’m sure the students who’ll be studying the history of search 20 years from now would very much appreciate it.

  • http://twitter.com/filiber Fili Wiese

    I am also in favor of just using full numbers. Django development does the same and I always liked this.

    Btw, the Facebook pop up is overlapping with the comment box in chrome on the nexus, so you can’t read what you are writing. Maybe time for some responsive design of search engine and?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pups4sale David Smith

    In my field of canine websites I have seen a major shakeup happen & all for the good. Sites with little content or that were keyword stuffing were slapped down – as they should be. These are sites that were missed in the previous updates & seem to have been mopped up now. Go Panda & Penguin!

  • http://twitter.com/darrinlim Darrin Lim

    Yeah, I like this… something along the lines of Panda 120918 (yymmdd) would work and make it easy to identify when it happened

  • http://www.authoritybuzz.com/ Authority Buzz

    It’s amazing how much attention Google’s updates get now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688305120 Matt Barrie

    Less than 1% of queries affected but if you add that list up you could probably get to 30-40%

  • http://twitter.com/thejosetinto Jose Tinto

    It would be easier to make use of the full numbers.

  • ESPInfo

    Small sample size but no differences on the 3 sites I work with.

  • https://plus.google.com/110513835378613849311/ Tilak

    Each update is important for site owners so I think we may use full number.

  • http://www.DigitalAgeMarketingGroup.com Victor Talha

    Thnx so much for writing this Danny Sullivan! ,-)

  • http://twitter.com/aqeelbilal Aqeel Bilal Malik

    Absolutely right! these point figures keep things confusing for bloggers like us. Though, every data refresh to the algo goes beyond what it is normally expected. So keeping it Panda 4, Panda 5, Panda 20, can be a best option for #Google Team.

  • http://twitter.com/katsiak G. Katsiakoudis

    Like we Greeks say: “Ta Panda rhei” (Everything flows).

  • Botla chinna

    Then the time has came to check our website queries rankings

  • http://www.groovypost.com Steve Krause

    This latest release is very odd. All year, previous PANDA updates brought traffic to my blog. This time around, I’ve lost about 20% from this single update.

    Very painful.

  • Wolfgang Axamit

    good to hear that something is going on. proably they are removing double domain results

  • http://twitter.com/natec82 Nate C

    Who cares about what exactly they call the update?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Guest/100002606955053 Ben Guest

    If you are going to do version updates, and the version stays the same, why not just implement the date it took place?



  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Guest/100002606955053 Ben Guest

    Keyword stuffing!!! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/kuik.andre André Kuik

    Just create good content and Panda will leave you alone!

  • Ben Whitaker

    Maybe they need to find another animal that starts with ‘p’. Where’s the platypus update?

  • Usedtobegooglefan

    yes and no, I’ve had great content for years, the many updates of Panda were fine then somewhere around June/July they started using the Cluster system and from 1st page around 5th or 6th position for many results I’m now back around 205th – 206th, the first 199 sites are all one site, the next 4 or 5 in front of my site were the same as before the update. You shouldn’t have to scroll 20 pages to get choice!

    I also started finding this with things I was looking for myself, not just results for my website.

    For the first time in 13 years I’ve changed my default SE. Which shocks me, google should be getting better not worse! Since 1999 I’ve been singing their praise as a good SE, this is the first time ever I’ve left them for another service, and it’s not because many of my pages have dropped but because I don’t need 20 yellow pages or amazon results before I get a variety to look through.

  • http://twitter.com/dr_pete Dr. Peter J. Meyers

    Looking back, I think we should’ve switched to “4.0” with Panda 3.7, which seems to have been data+algo and caused huge flux (Penguin-scale). Hindsight is 20/20, though, and I’m not sure how much it really matters. We need to recognize that just naming it is only one piece of the puzzle.

  • http://twitter.com/dr_pete Dr. Peter J. Meyers

    Can’t tell for sure, but probably not. Looks like Google was running a large-scale test, possible related to diversity and/or the 7-result SERPs (which are connected to the diversity problem).

  • http://www.groovypost.com Steve Krause

    Censorship via Google…..

  • http://twitter.com/mfby2k Muhammad Fawad Baig

    My site visits increased by 100% on 18 Sep 2012.

  • http://twitter.com/trooperbill mark rushworth

    there was one on dec 19th 2011… that was a merry christmas :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/sunayna.gupta.12 Sunayna Gupta

    Hmmm..numbering the Panda updates is a tedious process indeed…