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Organic Listings Beware. Another Google Panda Update Rolled Out.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Social Media Marketing Social Media SEO   Search Engine Optimization search engine optimization panda update organic Search organic rankings google seo Google Panda Google just confirmed via Search Engine Land that the latest update 2.3 is now live. A Google spokeperson said: “We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users,” and that “This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year,” the spokesperson added.

This update is incorporates some new signals that help differentiate between higher and lower quality sites. At least we are being told when these updates are happening now and fingers crossed this update should help advertisers organic listings.

What’s Black and White and weighs 1700 lbs?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

image004 Yahoo Search Marketing Tags: Adwords SEM   Search Engine Marketing search engine optimization pay per click Online Marketing Google Panda Google Adwords New Features Google Adwords Features Google Adwords Google Adwords New Features Adwords Features Google Panda is the substantial algorithm change launched by in February 2011 with the objective to identify low quality pages and sites. These pages tend to contain text that is relevant to the query however may not be the best user experience. Panda has been implemented across all English language queries and has continued to make minor updated.

Implemented on all English Queries

Initially when Panda launched, it impacted only USA queries with accounts for around 12%. However, today the change is applicable for all English queries worldwide and it is expected that the impact would be similar for English speaking searchers across the world. This includes searches on, as well as English queries in non-English speaking countries (searches on with English results).

Utilizing searcher’s data about blocked sites

Google has always taken measures in determining relevant search results. The proof of this can be seen either on the pages itself (text on a page) or on the other sites (anchor text in links to a page). At times clues are also drawn from user behavior (how long the page takes to load by using toolbar data from users who access those pages). Even recently, Google has launched two ways of blocking particular sites from search results by the way of Chrome extension and block links directly in search results which appears once been clicked from results to a site and then return to search results.

Impact of the change

When launched large sites were affected as they have more traffic, pages, links and more signals available. According to the latest updates even smaller sites are facing the impact.