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    It’s Panda Update 2.1, Not Panda 3.0, Google Says

    There have been rumblings that Google has unveiled another huge algorithm change being dubbed “Panda 3.0″ in some quarters. Officially, Google says it’s not so. Only a minor update, “far smaller” than Panda 2, has happened.
    Changes have been spotted by some sharp-eyed SEOs over the past few days, and Google agrees that there were some tweaks made. But as I said, the company says this impacts far fewer rankings than in the past.
    Let’s recap:
    Panda 1.0: Launched on February 24, this targeted “shallow” or “thin” content and impacted about 12% of the rankings in the United States. See our coverage from then, Google Forecloses On Content Farms With “Farmer” Algorithm Update.
    Panda 2.0: Launched on April 11, this incorporated Google “blocking” data and impacted about 2% of searches in the US. It also saw the algorithm roll out globally. See our past coverage: Google Rolls Out Its Panda Update Internationally And Begins Incorporating Searcher Blocking Data.
    Panda 2.1: Google won’t release the percentage of queries impacted but says this is far less than in the other updates. Changes were made in the past few days.
    It’s important to remember that Google is always making changes to its search algorithm. Panda was a big algorithm change, but it’s not likely that Google will make similar huge change for months.
    It’s Panda Update 2.1, Not Panda 3.0, Google Says

    The Google Panda flip flop. That's not very serious for this caliber of corporation having hundred's of engineers.

    What do you think?
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    There is always going to be some tweaks. I think that its not finished and the question is what is next Farmer/Panda/?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    There is always going to be some tweaks. I think that its not finished and the question is what is next Farmer/Panda/?
    That's right, tweaks are what Google is doing best. Right now it is about tweaking the new main algorithm several times, which is quite surprising. It seems like they not only screw up webmasters, but they also screw up their own work, otherwise they wouldn't tweak many times their main algorithm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    That's right, tweaks are what Google is doing best. Right now it is about tweaking the new main algorithm several times, which is quite surprising. It seems like they not only screw up webmasters, but they also screw up their own work, otherwise they wouldn't tweak many times their main algorithm.
    You got that right! This was published in 2007 Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine - New York Times

    Some highlights from the article:

    Amit Singhal and hundreds of other Google engineers are constantly tweaking the Google algorithm

    Tweaking and quality control involve a balancing act. “You make a change, and it affects some queries positively and others negatively,” Mr. Manber says. “You can’t only launch things that are 100 percent positive.”

    Any of Google’s 10,000 employees can use its “Buganizer” system to report a search problem, and about 100 times a day they do — listing Amit Singhal as the person responsible to squash them.

    “Someone brings a query that is broken to Amit, and he treasures it and cherishes it and tries to figure out how to fix the algorithm,” says Matt Cutts

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