Google Confirms Panda Refresh Version 23, impacting ~1.3% of Queries
Impacting about 1.3% of English queries on the worldwide web, the tech giant Google has confirmed a new update to its Search result ranking algorithm, Google Panda. Since its first release in February 2011, the Google Panda has now reached to it 23rd version. All the changes and 22 updates till now had happened both to the algorithm and index or data refreshes.
Confirming their 23rd Google Panda update on its twitter account, Google took the major step adhering to the latest impact of 1.3% on English queries which had counted only 0.8% by version 22.
A week ago, Google did see signs of update to their Search Result algorithm but there wasn’t any update or confirmation. But due to early signs of update at Search Engine Roundtable, Google had to make the required update and later confirmed it on social media website, Twitter.
The 23rd Google Panda update came as a shock to many before Christmas. It was only last year, Google had promised they would not go for updating Panda Algorithm or data refreshes before holidays. But it seems they couldn’t wait. To many of the Webmasters, Google still seems clueless or lying.
Google Panda Update Till Date
We’ve had a string of updates since then, as follows, along with the percentage of queries Google said would be impacted:
Panda Update 1.0, Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of queries; announced; English in US only)
Panda Update 2.0, April 11, 2011 (2% of queries; announced; rolled out in English internationally)
Panda Update 2.1, May 10, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 2.2, June 16, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 2.3, July 23, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 2.4, Aug. 12, 2011 (6-9% of queries in many non-English languages; announced)
Panda Update 2.5, Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 3.0, Oct. 19, 2011 (about 2% of queries; belatedly confirmed)
Panda Update 3.1, Nov. 18, 2011: (less than 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 3.2, Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 3.3, Feb. 27, 2012 (no change given; announced)
Panda Update 3.4, March 23, 2012 (about 1.6% of queries impacted; announced)
Panda Update 3.5, April 19, 2012 (no change given; belatedly revealed)
Panda Update 3.6, April 27, 2012: (no change given; confirmed; first update within days of another)
Panda Update 3.7, June 9, 2012: (1% of queries; belatedly announced)
Panda Update 3.8, June 25, 2012: (about 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 3.9, July 24, 2012:(about 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 3.91, Aug. 20, 2012: (about 1% of queries; belatedly announced)
Panda Update 3.92, Sept. 18, 2012: (less than 0.7% of queries; announced)
Google Panda Update 20 Released, 2.4% Of English Queries Impacted
Panda Update 21, Nov. 5, 2012 (1.1% of English-language queries in US; 0.4% worldwide; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 22, Nov. 21, 2012 (0.8% of English queries were affected; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 23, Dec. 21, 2012 (1.3% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)
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