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Google Panda Update March 2012

Google Panda Update March 2012

Google made their latest update to Panda on March 23, 2012. Google sent out a Tweet on the 23rd of March saying:

“Panda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected.”

From this tweet, we can conclude the following:

1. 1.6% of search queries were affected
- This may seem like an extremely small percent, however, this is a huge hit on the 1.6% of searches that were affected. Big changes have taken place for these search queries.
2. In other words, this is just basically a “Refresh” for Panda. There are no signs of algorithm changes. Just a re-indexed Google.

Here is a Timeline of Past Panda Updates:

  • Panda 3.4 on March 23rd
  • Panda 3.3 about February 26th
  • Panda 3.2 about January 15th
  • Panda 3.1 on November 18th
  • Panda 2.5.3 on October 19/20th
  • Panda 2.5.2 on October 13th
  • Panda 2.5.1 on October 9th
  • Panda 2.5 on September 28th
  • Panda 2.4 in August
  • Panda 2.3 around July 22nd
  • Panda 2.2 around June 18th
  • Panda 2.1 around May 9th
  • Panda 2.0 around April 11th
  • Panda 1.0 on February 24th