Winners & Losers Data of Panda 4.0

Google began rolling out their Panda 4.0 update designed to punch low-quality content. That’s generated both “winners” who have moved up in rankings as “losers” have dropped down. 

Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they have released version 4.0 of the Google Panda algorithm

Searchmetrics gave us their initial winners and loser charts, based on rankings they continually monitor. This fourth generation of Panda started rolling out yesterday and Searchengineland.com are projecting that it will impact 7.5% of (english) search queries. Other languages may well be affected in differing proportions.

Panda 4.0 – A ‘Delicate’ Update

After many smaller, almost monthly “refreshes”, the fourth Panda update seems to be a major one. However, according to the rumor mill, this update is more “soft and gentle” than previous ones, and will supposedly serve as a basis for future adjustments to the algorithm.

Google SERPs: Panda 4.0 Losers

Google SERPs: Panda 4.0 Losers

 

Google SERPs: Panda 4.0 Winners

Google SERPs: Panda 4.0 Winners

 

Some sites that should be potentially on the Panda loser list have actually shown a positive development. This could be the “learning from mistakes” (also from others), as some of these candidates have (now) written their own content. The losers on the other hand, tend to show syndicated content or even duplicate content.

But this doesn’t mean that this is the end of the update. Google proofed in the past that they are able to perform improvements or rollbacks really fast. So we will see what will happen over the next weeks.

By the way, the Payday-Loan losers can be identified pretty easy -> URL completely removed from the index (it’s more like a link -based loss) or not (rather than Panda).

Google Penguin Update Recovery

Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice

Google has announced that it is releasing a new search algorithm that it hopes will better catch people who spam its search results or purposely do things to rank better that are against Google’s publishers guidelines. Going live today, Google says the “Penguin Update” will impact about 3% of search queries.

Google Penguin Update Recovery

Struggling to know what to do in the wake of Google’s Penguin Update? Judging from all the comments and forum discussions we’ve seen, plenty are. We’ve got a little initial advice from Google on the topic, mixed with our own.

What Was Penguin?

The Penguin Update launched on April 24. It was a change to Google’s search results that was designed to punish pages that have been spamming Google. If you’re not familiar with spam, it’s when people do things like “keyword stuffing” or “cloaking” that violate Google’s guidelines. To learn more, see these pages:

Below mentioned are few of the Q & A’s provided by SEARCH ENGINE LAND

Is Penguin Fully Live?

Sometimes it can take a few days for an update to fully rollout across all Google’s various data centers, which in turn means impacting all its search results. In this case, the rollout is complete. Google confirms that Penguin is fully live.

Read More at SEARCH ENGINE LAND 

Panda Update in Germany Winners & Losers

Panda Update in Germany Winners & Losers

Google finally updated the German index yesterday. They communicated in theirGerman and English  Google-Webmaster-Central Blog that the changes are now in place for every language except Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Losers of the Panda update in Germany

Domain current last week total changes percentages
ciao.de 368.622 894.543 -525.921 -58,79
gutefrage.net 406.256 917.259 -511.003 -55,71
dooyoo.de 229.923 664.184 -434.261 -65,38
ladenzeile.de 193.213 378.296 -185.083 -48,93
wer-weiss-was.de 94.397 252.009 -157.612 -62,54
helpster.de 31.501 153.962 -122.461 -79,54
wikio.de 18.341 117.008 -98.667 -84,33
yopi.de 34.004 132.605 -98.601 -74,36
cosmiq.de 22.301 109.773 -87.472 -79,68
suite101.de 37.145 117.452 -80.307 -68,37
preisroboter.de 82.219 159.571 -77.352 -48,47
webutation.net 12.381 88.527 -76.146 -86,01
onlinestreet.de 11.056 79.755 -68.699 -86,14
meingutscheincode.de 61.614 128.058 -66.444 -51,89
gutscheinwurst.de 4.225 70.651 -66.426 -94,02
kelkoo.de 28.266 94.215 -65.949 -70,00
yasni.de 50.478 114.795 -64.317 -56,03
uni-protokolle.de 38.547 101.356 -62.809 -61,97
gutegutscheine.de 12.541 69.813 -57.272 -82,04
infoverzeichnis.org 24.476 80.521 -56.045 -69,60
geizkragen.de 34.036 89.694 -55.658 -62,05
99vips.de 47.894 103.549 -55.655 -53,75
123people.de 14.305 67.871 -53.566 -78,92
anleiter.de 8.903 61.933 -53.03 -85,62
brothersoft.com 21.727 73.38 -51.653 -70,39
whoswho.de 55.088 106.658 -51.57 -48,35
shopping.com 60.463 109.775 -49.312 -44,92
kununu.com 4.371 51.108 -46.737 -91,45
hotfrog.de 21.217 65.031 -43.814 -67,37
experto.de 13.526 57.251 -43.725 -76,37
staedte-info.net 12.42 55.429 -43.009 -77,59
gutscheinrausch.de 2.738 43.522 -40.784 -93,71
getestet.de 11.612 51.822 -40.21 -77,59
pointoo.de 27.612 67.537 -39.925 -59,12
pcfreunde.de 20.985 59.557 -38.572 -64,76
tarif-angebote.de 32.15 70.233 -38.083 -54,22
rss-nachrichten.de 15.126 52.293 -37.167 -71,07
musik-base.de 3.61 39.993 -36.383 -90,97
webnews.de 14.907 51.045 -36.138 -70,80
fan-lexikon.de 11.947 47.488 -35.541 -74,84
misterinfo.com 19.032 53.9 -34.868 -64,69
wissen.de 25.362 60.107 -34.745 -57,81
preisgenau.de 8.188 42.305 -34.117 -80,65
dsl-magazin.de 20.147 53.979 -33.832 -62,68
tecchannel.de 20.708 53.136 -32.428 -61,03
jobisjob.de 13.892 46.237 -32.345 -69,95
produkt-pfadfinder.de 9.98 41.115 -31.135 -75,73
talkteria.de 16.986 47.414 -30.428 -64,18
worldlingo.com 17.309 47.149 -29.84 -63,29
gesundheit.de 31.148 60.289 -29.141 -48,34
hausgarten.net 41.093 70.157 -29.064 -41,43
freeware-download.com 11.867 40.909 -29.042 -70,99
top-dsl.com 12.038 39.814 -27.776 -69,76
akademie.de 17.222 44.355 -27.133 -61,17
enzyklo.de 4.313 31.054 -26.741 -86,11
profischnell.com 1.499 27.199 -25.7 -94,49
stylicon.de 23.913 49.064 -25.151 -51,26
film-zeit.de 2.604 27.171 -24.567 -90,42
studis-online.de 30.298 54.487 -24.189 -44,39
facebook-trends.de 614 24.486 -23.872 -97,49
dr-gumpert.de 32.996 56.659 -23.663 -41,76
tomshardware.de 12.133 35.443 -23.31 -65,77

 

 

Winners of the Panda update in Germany:

Domain current  last week total changes percentages
golem.de 563.259 464.469 98.79 21,27
facebook.com 1.640.023 1.565.891 74.132 4,73
focus.de 851.593 795.956 55.637 6,99
chip.de 1.579.791 1.534.232 45.559 2,97
stern.de 454.905 410.303 44.602 10,87
android.com 133.126 93.511 39.615 42,36
blogspot.com 387.541 349.08 38.461 11,02
apple.com 1.130.609 1.092.790 37.819 3,46
yahoo.com 910.058 875.223 34.835 3,98
heise.de 714.85 680.905 33.945 4,99
welt.de 579.972 547.563 32.409 5,92
kino.de 211.334 180.456 30.878 17,11
dhd24.com 347.143 316.667 30.476 9,62
spiegel.de 1.223.662 1.194.520 29.142 2,44
songtexte.com 62.929 34.257 28.672 83,70
androidpit.de 223.669 196.355 27.314 13,91
meinestadt.de 515.224 489.784 25.44 5,19
zdnet.de 162.443 137.179 25.264 18,42
webauto.de 40.06 17.21 22.85 132,77
webwiki.de 128.522 105.981 22.541 21,27

 

Do you see any impact on your projects yet?

Source: Searchmetrics

Google “Panda” Algorithm Update

Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at improving the quality of search results has captured a great deal of attention – both positive and negative. The general consensus seems to be that the results are in fact better now, but still not perfect.

Perfection will likely never be achieved, but there are still some glaring criticisms out there about Google’s most recent attempt.

What we know Google is looking at with the Panda update:

  • User comfort level in the trust area
  • Is it considered authoritative
  • Is the content quality good enough for print?
  • Are there too many ads?
  • We know Google has its definition of what could be considered low quality
  • Google looks at feedback, at least to some extent

How to Determine a Valuable Backlink Opportunity

How can you determine whether a site you’re trying to gain a link from is valuable?

Here are some “warning” signs as to what Google may have or eventually deem as a low-quality site.

  • Lots of ads. If the site is covered with five blocks of AdSense, Konterra text links, or other advertising chunks, you might want to steer away from them.
  • Lack of quality content. If you can get your article approved immediately, chances are this isn’t the right article network for your needs. If the article network is approving spun or poorly written content, it will be hard for the algorithm to see your “diamond in the rough.” Of course, when a site like Suite101.com, which has one hell of an editorial process, gets dinged, then extreme moderation may not necessarily be a sign of a safe site either (in their case, ads were the more likely issue).
  • Lots of content, low traffic. A blog with a Google PageRank of 6 probably looks like a great place to spam a comment. But if that blog doesn’t have good authority in terms of traffic and social sharing, then it may be put on the list of sites to be de-valued in the future. PageRank didn’t save some of the sites in the Panda update, considering there are several sites with PageRank 7 and above (including a PR 9).
  • Lack of moderation. Kind of goes with the above, except in this case I mean blog comments and directories. If you see a ton of spammy links on a page, you don’t want yours to go next to it. Unless you consider it a spammy link, and then more power to you to join the rest of them.

What Should You Be Doing

Content, of course! Nine in 10 organizations use blogs, whitepapers, webinars, infographics, and other high quality content to leverage for link building and to attract natural, organic links.

Not only can use your content to build links, but you can use it to build leads as well by proving the business knows their stuff when it comes to their industry.

You can read the fullWired Q&A here.