As we speak, Google is rolling out an update on Google Panda algorithm and for the first time this update will benefit more of small and medium-sized sites. The new roll out is already in the process and will affect 3-5% of search engine queries (Which is a lot). Here is official announcement on Google plus page:
Earlier this week, we started a slow rollout of an improved Panda algorithm, and we expect to have everything done sometime next week.
Based on user (and webmaster!) feedback, we’ve been able to discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. This results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.
Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected.
What you should do about this update?
If you are noticing any traffic decreasing effect around 22nd-28th September on your blog, it’s time for you to wear your armour and start auditing your website. Your goal should be fix the on site SEO and get rid of all outdated content. But before that you should confirm Google panda penalty using this tool and read following posts to fix your blog penalty:
- What is low quality content and how to fix it
- How to recover from Google Panda
- Google Panda Related WordPress plugins to kick Panda Back to Jungle
Do let me know if you are noticing any traffic change in your blog this week? Don’t forget to share this news with other bloggers on Facebook and Google plus.