No, That Wasn’t A Panda Update — But One Is Coming

We’ve been hearing reports from within the SEO community that a significant Google update happened starting this past Friday throughout the weekend. Google tells us there was no Panda update over the weekend but is not confirming or denying if there was another type of update over the weekend. Google did however tell us they […]

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Google Panda - Effect on Local SEO & Local Business MarketWe’ve been hearing reports from within the SEO community that a significant Google update happened starting this past Friday throughout the weekend. Google tells us there was no Panda update over the weekend but is not confirming or denying if there was another type of update over the weekend.

Google did however tell us they plan on releasing a Panda refresh within a week or two. So do expect a Panda refresh sometime by the end of this month, leading into early next month.

We did ask Google twice about the reports of a Google update. We asked them if they can tell us if it wasn’t Panda, was it something else related to Penguin, EMD, the page layout algorithm or something else. Google gave us a non-committal statement reading:

We make over 500 improvements to Google Search each year so we can surface high-quality information for our users.

Again, there appears to have been some sort of Google update over the weekend but Google would not confirm or deny it with us.

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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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