Google Rolled Out Panda 4.2 Updates! Have you Seen Any Effect?

/ July 26, 2015 | 3 Mins Read

Google Rolled Out Panda 4.2 Updates! Have you Seen Any Effect?

Last week, Google confirmed that, they have rolled out Panda 4.2 updates on 18th July, 2015. It was firstly noted by Barry Schwartz, then trend analyst at Google, Garry llyes confirmed it by tweet. This happens exact 10 month after their previous panda 4.1 updates. Many of us haven’t noted this updates but Google said it could affect 2-3% of English queries.

Still we didn't hear any impact of the panda 4.2 updates but we keep our eyes open to see if any looser or winner comes out. As Google says, the complete update will take a month to fully roll out. That means, we might not see any impact immediately. Through panda is a site-wide algorithm so it won’t affect whole website but you can see effect on page wise.

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Many webmaster predicted that if your website was affected by last panda 4.1 updates than its good news for you. You will have a chance to improve ranking if your site recovered or updated contents. And this could be right signal, where to improve, and go up in the Google ranking.

Who could be looser?

  • Websites those are having thin, duplicate and poor quality content
  • Websites those were affected by last panda updates but didn't recovered

Who could be winner?

  • Website those are having full quality contents, and regular updates.
  • Websites those were affected by last panda updates and they received/changed content.

Panda Updates History Timeline

  • Panda Update 30, AKA Panda 4.2, July 18, 2015 (2–3% of queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 28 AKA Panda 4.1, Sept. 25, 2014 (3–5% of queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 27 AKA Panda 4.0, May 20, 2014 (7.5% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 26, July 18, 2013 (confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 25, March 15, 2013 (confirmed as coming; not confirmed as having happened)
  • Panda Update 26, July 18, 2013 (confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 25, March 15, 2013 (confirmed as coming; not confirmed as having happened)
  • Panda Update 24, Jan. 22, 2013 (1.2% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 23, Dec. 21, 2012 (1.3% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
  • Panda Update 22, Nov. 21, 2012 (0.8% of English queries were affected; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 21, Nov. 5, 2012 (1.1% of English-language queries in US; 0.4% worldwide; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 20 , Sept. 27, 2012 (2.4% English queries, impacted, belatedly announced
  • Panda Update 19, Sept. 18, 2012: (less than 0.7% of queries; announced)
  • Panda Update 18, Aug. 20, 2012: (about 1% of queries; belatedly announced)
  • Panda Update 17, July 24, 2012:(about 1% of queries; announced)
  • Panda Update 16, June 25, 2012: (about 1% of queries; announced)
  • Panda Update 15, June 9, 2012: (1% of queries; belatedly announced)
  • Panda Update 14, April 27, 2012: (no change given; confirmed; first update within days of another)
  • Panda Update 13, April 19, 2012 (no change given; belatedly revealed)
  • Panda Update 12, March 23, 2012 (about 1.6% of queries impacted; announced)
  • Panda Update 11, Feb. 27, 2012 (no change given; announced)
  • Panda Update 10, Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 9, Nov. 18, 2011: (less than 1% of queries; announced)
  • Panda Update 8 AKA Panda 3.0, Oct. 19, 2011 (about 2% of queries; belatedly confirmed)
  • Panda Update 7, Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 6, Aug. 12, 2011 (6–9% of queries in many non-English languages; announced)
  • Panda Update 5, July 23, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 4, June 16, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 3, May 10, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  • Panda Update 2, Panda 2.0, April 11, 2011 (2% of queries; announced; rolled out in English internationally)
  • Panda Update 1, Panda 1.0, Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of queries; announced; English in US only)

If you have seen any changes in website, please let me know via commenting here.

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Sawaram Suthar is CMO at Acquire, and also a founder of Jagat Media, a digital marketing agency. A digital marketing consultant, he has experience in things including branding, promotions and page optimization, along with research and strategy. He has an MBA from the University of Pune. Anyone can find him on @sawarams.

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