Google’s Final Manual Panda Refresh Here? #25

All signs are pointing to a Google update being pushed out yesterday afternoon into today. The speculation across the SEO forums is that this is the Panda refresh we were expecting to see this weekend.

Google’s Matt Cutts said we should expect to see a refresh of Panda sometime this Friday or Monday. It seems like the Panda update started actually yesterday afternoon and is continuing to propagate throughout now.

The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has dozens of SEOs and Webmasters claiming rank changes for better or worse. Here are some examples:

Is there an update happening? we’re down maybe 40% or so since few hours ago.

Im seeing some movement for my main keyword, go Panda go.

I’m seeing signs of a Panda update here in the UK. Or Panda everflux. That’s going to kill the update talk somewhat isn’t it…

I’ve also received several emails and comments about a possible Google Panda update.

Google has not yet confirmed this update, nor do I expect them to confirm it since Matt Cutts also said that the future Panda updates will be more rolling updates.

This may be the last manual Panda refresh we report – Panda #25 – welcome.

Past Google Panda Update:

Panda #25 on March 15, 2013
Panda #24 on January 22, 2013
Panda #23 on December 21, 2012
Panda #22 on November 21st
Panda #22 on November 21st
Panda #21 on November 5th
Panda #20 on September 27th
Panda 3.9.2 on September 18th
Panda 3.9.1 on August 20th
Panda 3.9 on July 24th
Panda 3.8 on June 25th
Panda 3.7 on June 9th
Panda 3.6 on April 27th
Panda 3.5 on April 19th
Panda 3.4 on March 23rd
Panda 3.3 on about February 26th
Panda 3.2 on about January 15th
Panda 3.1 on November 18th
Panda 2.5.3 on October 19/20th
Panda 2.5.2 on October 13th
Panda 2.5.1 on October 9th
Panda 2.5 on September 28th
Panda 2.4 in August
Panda 2.3 on around July 22nd.
Panda 2.2 on June 18th or so.
Panda 2.1 on May 9th or so.
Panda 2.0 on April 11th or so.
Panda 1.0 on February 24th

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Google Won’t Confirm or Deny: I received word back from Google that since future updates will be rolling updates, Google is unlikely, going forward to confirm or deny Panda refreshes. I have a more detailed story on that over here.

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