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Panda 4.0 rolling out today

Discussion in 'Google' started by digiaads, May 20, 2014.

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    Matt Cutts announced that Google is rolling out Panda 4.0 today. This update seems to be good for Small businesses as mentioned by Matt Cutts at SMX West in March 2014.

    Did you guys see any changes in your rankings?
     
    digiaads, May 20, 2014 IP
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    danasurvey Active Member

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    I haven't seen any changes yet. I read a bit earlier about the release of Panda 4.0 so keeping an eye out.
     
    danasurvey, May 20, 2014 IP
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    Now we will get more quality sites on top..
     
    Ryan Viola, May 21, 2014 IP
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    Changes started three of four days ago, when many webmasters noticed huge falls on major keywords.
     
    Karuna17, May 21, 2014 IP
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    Keep on beleiving
     
    evgenktulu, May 21, 2014 IP
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    In last 5 years, i never seen any site being on top consistently at one position for any keyword more than 3 months.
    " Please do realize that these kind of updates are just dramas to pull customers towards adwords instead trusting SEO. "
     
    netgeek, May 21, 2014 IP
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    I like that quote. Where does it come from?
    From some outer point of view all these google dancing looks really like a crazy theater showing the vanity of SEO and instability of results it gives. The disappointed customers have to come to the idea of reliable adwords result themselves:)
     
    Karuna17, May 21, 2014 IP
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    Personal "Quote" :) ,
    And i bet that after this current update, so called penguin 4.0 which is against poor content websites, i can find at least 100 one or two page sites ranking on top various keywords, i have found many such sites in past updates and also including mine ;)
     
    netgeek, May 21, 2014 IP
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    I'm not sure if this would have any negative or positive effects. So far I haven't noticed some changes on my rankings...
     
    Super Achiever, May 21, 2014 IP
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    I don't think so small businesses gained a top visibility, but many webmasters has lost their presence from page 1 to page 8/9.
     
    karen9999, May 21, 2014 IP
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    It just mean that some have moved up.
    What I like about this update is that they've hit some barely readable spun content sites, which used to get on top every now and then.
     
    Karuna17, May 21, 2014 IP
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    Will this update also affect to sites which accepts guest posts on their platforms? - (Informative guest posts with do-follow links, nothing spam and only niche relevant)
     
    Crystal D'souza, May 21, 2014 IP
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    Hello crystal, Google panda update is only about killing and penalizing sites with poor content.
    Regarding sites which are accepting guest post, Few weeks back google already started penalizing few sites which accept guest posts by making them PR 0.
    Few sites of mine have been penalized and some weren't, so am really not sure why google left few sites, not that I have posted niche relevant nor that I didn't spam. So to be safe I have turned the out bound links to no follow, where Google have asked to do so in of their webmaster hangout regarding guest posts.
     
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    That's not entirely true. While it's the aim of Google Panda to only penalize those sites, we're still talking about an algorithm. That means it's a machine trying to determine if your site is spammy or not. When a site is really spammy (keyword stuffing, only one of 2 pages, etc.), that's not that hard to detect. But it quickly gets much less black & white. Even humans aren't very good at determining spammy or not for a lot of sites. If we were, people wouldn't go through our sites to Amazon or CB sales pages.

    All that means that while Panda does try to penalize spammy sites, there will always be false positives. So even good sites might get hit. On the other hands some sites that should get hit, won't.

    The only thing where you can say that Google penalized only spammy sites is when the do a manual action. Those are truly manual and not a part of their ranking algorithm.
     
    gligoran, May 23, 2014 IP
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    My ranking of the website is also decreased after the update of panda 5.
     
    sayjohn, May 23, 2014 IP
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    You probably mean Panda 4.0, right?

    Anyway, how long has it been since you've updated your site? I mean like a big change in at least one post or a new post or bigger site layout changes. Stuff like that.
     
    gligoran, May 23, 2014 IP
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    I don't see any changes in my websites, so I can't help you with stats or anything else.
     
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    My site fell horrifically.
     
    Northof60, Jun 10, 2014 IP
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    After update got nothing new on SERP except new few of our SEO fellow got their site out of ranking after all that efforts, what we get nothing.
     
    Jaden Alvin, Jun 11, 2014 IP