View Poll Results: Has the Google Panda 3.3 update affected your site rankings?

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  • There has been a significant positive impact.

    1 7.14%
  • There has been a minor positive impact.

    3 21.43%
  • There has been no impact at all as far as I can tell.

    5 35.71%
  • There has been a minor negative impact.

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    Question Has the Google Panda 3.3 update affected your site rankings?

    Google recently rolled out Panda update 3.3 as part of an extensive series of 40 changes it announced and made around February 27th. Google's blog entry is located here: Search quality highlights: 40 changes for February. Item Number 32 on the list reads as follows:

    Panda update. This launch refreshes data in the Panda system, making it more accurate and more sensitive to recent changes on the web.
    A couple of other specific changes that may affect some sites include the following:

    Improvements to freshness. We’ve applied new signals which help us surface fresh content in our results even more quickly than before.

    Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often rearchitect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable.
    So, with the new Panda update, and other changes, I thought it was worth asking folks if they have noticed any change in how they are ranking and SEO traffic to their sites.

    Share if you have noticed any changes in the past week.

    Michael

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    had a rise in rankings for 2 very competitive keywords but I'd hazzard a guess that it was due something else I did last week (like im going to say what ) rather than any Panda update

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    I voted for a significant positive impact, since we saw a major improvement in Google for our main kw's.

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    Minor drops for some keywords that I track, a couple of minor gains in others.

    I had a fairly large drop on one KW, but I think that's more to do with me fannying around than the update.
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    I'm generally seeing positive results with my websites, so I'm pretty happy. A couple of sites went back a little, but most went forward

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    An increase on money kws, and a drop on traffic kws. It's interesting that I have never written anything for the sole purpose of ranking or spamming, yet this particular update hit me. None of the other Panda's had any impact on me.

    What disturbs me more, is that sites taking the top spots hold no greater value. Did their posts got better 30% for a month? Did mine become 30% worse ? I highly doubt it, but it's Google, and we modify according to their whistle. I've already taken action and rankings r going back to normal.

    Next time when someone asks me, so what does your website have more than the others, what does it make it unique, what separates it from all of the rest, I am gonna reply "Well it's ranked 1 on page 1 that's what!" cause nothing else matters

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    Been fortunate not to have been hit yet, but that definitely doesn't mean I'm not trying to add and improve on existing content and link building accordingly.

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    I ranked steady and well for a very long period, but 2 months ago several kw's dropped a lot. Currently results are bouncing up and down per day. I mainly run mobile websites, I'm quite active in social media and blogging and only use white hat methods. Don't have a clou what went wrong.
    "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you like, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." R.E. Shay

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    We don't bother monitoring key words or search position results ... simply the traffic and bottom line earnings.
    I am only aware of "Panda" updates by the frantic scribblings of affiliate forums ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    We don't bother monitoring key words or search position results ... simply the traffic and bottom line earnings.
    I am only aware of "Panda" updates by the frantic scribblings of affiliate forums ...
    do nothing wrong and panda won't affect you, take short cuts and it will. Im not bothered by it either

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    No effect whatsoever, not yet, not that I know… We continue working and working in new ways too and cannot isolate a certain change such as Google Panda, or grant too much credit to this or that change. Keep on keeping on!

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