Hey, it’s Panda time!
Google has rolled out Panda algorithm update 3.9.2 on September 18, 2012.
According to Google this algorithm refresh will affect fewer than 0.7% of search queries. For your info, last Panda update 3.9.1, which rolled out almost one month back on Aug 19, 2012 affected <1% of queries.
Google has officially announced this by the below Tweet -
Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some flux over the next few days. Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected: goo.gl/woSU3
— A Googler (@google) September 18, 2012
The link on the Tweet leads to the official announcement of the first Panda update on Feb 25, 2011. Initially it affected 11.8% of search queries done on Google in the US.
Despite Google’s warning – “Expect some flux over the next few days”, it’s quite stabilized and has become a monthly affair now. On the other hand, a more lethal Google Penguin update is on its way.