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New Google Panda 4.1 update released in September

Written by: Dan C, on 2014-09-26

According to Pierre Far, Google has launched it’s latest Panda Update, version 4.1, earlier this week.

Google Panda is an algorithm intended to lower the rank of low quality websites on Google search results (SERP). The latest update was based on user and webmaster feedback, helping Google discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. Google says that depending on location, about 3 to 5% of search queries will be affected by this update.

Good news and bad news for webmasters: This update gives a chance to those who were penalized by Panda in the past if they made the right changes since but it can also hit others, so if you see a sudden traffic drop from Google this week, then this latest Panda Update is likely to be “blamed”.