A new Google Panda Update labelled Google Panda 2.5 has rolled across the web in last few days reranking top websites and changing search engine rankings of some top websites. This is in line with changing Google algorithms to remove content farms and scrapping sites from Google search results for a cleaner search experience.
Google Panda Update
Till now the following Google Panda updates have gone live.
Panda Update 1.0: Feb. 24, 2011
Panda Update 2.0: April 11, 2011 (about 7 week gap)
Panda Update 2.1: May 10, 2011 (about 4 week gap)
Panda Update 2.2: June 16, 2011 (about 5 week gap)
Panda Update 2.3: July 23, 2011 (about 5 week gap)
Panda Update 2.4: August 12, 2011 (about 3 week gap)
Panda Update 2.5: September 28, 2011 (about 7 week gap)
In fact Google changes its algorithm everyday!
Searchmetrics which has become famous for releasing lists of sites with severe traffic loss over the last few Panda updates, has again compiled a list of the latest Google Panda 2.5 updates affected sites. Some of the very popular sites like TheNextWeb, Technorati, PRNewsWire, have been hit.
Not all were losers – there were many gainers too like Youtube, Metacafe, AOL, IGN, Zappos etc. Check your analytics software and see how Google Panda has affected your site.