Monday, October 3, 2011

Panda update 2.5 is here!!

What the webmasters across the globe had been speculating for the past weeks has finally arrived; Panda 2.5 is here. Google itself has given a confirmation of this; exclaiming that the latest issue of their Panda algorithm update is live in this statement given by Google-

We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year.

How everyone came to know?

Dani Horowitz who is the founder plus CEO of DaniWeb; an IT discussion community; sent out an e-mail exclaiming that her website was hit on the 28th September.

The e-mail she sent out exclaims; “After being hit in February, and fully documenting every change we’ve made, we eventually made a more than complete recovery. However, we were hit again on Wednesday, September 28th, once again losing more than half of our traffic, I think this might even be a bigger hit than last time. It is a definite confirmation that we lost all our Google traffic overnight.”

So far; Google has just confirmed the update but it is not sharing any further information about what kinds of websites, pages or content this update targeted.