Ranking in Google Now That Panda Has Gone Global

Since Google launched the controversial Panda update in February, anxious webmasters and publishers have been waiting for the day when it would go from just a U.S. change to a global change. That day came this week, as Google announced it had expanded the “search quality” algorithm worldwide for English language users.

Have you been impacted by the global roll-out of the Panda update?

Many sites were reported to have lost major traffic and search rankings as a result of the U.S. roll-out. We’ve expected these sites to be further devastated as Panda made its way to more countries.

Side note: just in case there is any confusion (there has been in the past) since Google didn’t use the word “panda” in the latest announcement, Matt Cutts did call it that:

Believe it or not, not everyone’s quick to comment on how their traffic has been impacted. EzineArticles was one of the sites that was hit hard, and quickly began making changes to its content approach following the U.S. update. They talked about this on the company blog. No new blog post yet.

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