The Effects of The Google Panda Update on 21/12/12 Now Hitting Home
The Aftershock of the Google Panda Update on the 21/12/12 may now be hitting many websites.
This is the 23rd Google panda Algorithm change, and like Google Panda updates before it, they usually take a while to take hold before websites owners notice any changes to their sites rankings and performance in the search engines….
This latest Panda update(refresh) is said to affect around 1.3% of English queries. This may seem like a small number though, even a 1.3% change can have a huge impact on many website’s search engine rankings….
If you are not too sure what the Google Panda Algorithm is, here’s a fantastic infographic showing the difference between Google Panda and Google Penguin
My Experiences with a Google Panda Update and Google Penguin Updates Overlapping
Maybe you were lucky and your website has not been impacted by this latest Google Panda update..
For me I have seen some changes on my own site, and I am quite certain that these changes are partly to do with the 21/12/12 Google Panda refresh…..
The last time I had any really noticeable changes from a Google Algorithm update, was at the time of a Google Penguin update.
My own site was being affected at that time, and it seemed to point to that Google Panda update and Penguin updates as having added to the problem…
The only thing that is hard to work out, is “how much of an effect” (or what %) the Google Algorithm updates are having, compared to other non Algorithm update factors..
This is the question that even the BIG SEO’S are not really 100% certain of, and they can only make an estimated guess as to any Google Algorithms updates “real effect”……
To get some insight into this latest Google Panda Update 21/12/12, here’s an article called Official: It’s Google Panda Update 23, Impacting 1.3 % of queries written by Barry Schwartz on the search engine land website.
Barry has also included a list posts for all the previous Google Panda updates, which go back to the first Google Panda update in Feb , 24, 2011…
You will see that the impact of this Algorithm update is much smaller than many others, if you go by the %(percentage) size…
though, considering that 1.3 % is focused on one area (English queries) it would more than likely have a massive affect on some websites out there….
Your turn now!
Have the latest Google Panda Update 23, had any effect on your website?