New Panda Rollout Confirmed By Google
Posted: July 22, 2013 by Alex Chan
The newest update for Google Panda has been released for several days now. This is a major update that Google has confirmed to an algorithmic update, which is "more finely targeted" for content. The newest rollout is meant to also help webmasters who were wrongly harmed by Panda's previous updates.
Even before June's Penguin update, Google announced they will be releasing Panda updates monthly. Classified as Panda 26, Matt Cutts has noted that it incorporates new signals to make its targeting softer and more refined. Hopefully this means that webmasters practicing white hat techniques don't get penalized this time around.
In the past, Google's Panda updates have negatively impacted good websites for the wrong crime. Google did what they could to fix their mistakes but some pages never made it back. With this new update starting from July 12th, the search engine has been working to actually help some websites recover traffic and rankings. This could be terrific for sites that were previously mislabeled as SPAM or duplicate content.