Google’s most favourite and webmaster’s most hated “Panda Update” or “Farmer’s Update” is turned 1 on 24th of this month.
As you know “Panda Update” is one of the most discussed algorithm update from Google which almost trashed around 25-30% of blogs, websites in just few months. Continued tiding their sites and removing bad contents, duplicate contents made almost 13% of blogs back on track.
Google Panda 1.0 – Google released Panda (Known as Farmer’s Update) 1.0 on February 24 2011 which targeted and trashed all scrapper sites. So called “content farms” has been slapped hardly by Google Panda which made hard to recover from them. Google said in their blog post that, the Panda 1.0 affected 12% of US search. Google Panda 1.0 was released on in US.
Google Panda 2.0 – In April 112011, Google released second instalment of Farmer Update called “Google Panda Version 2.0” — Which initially target the search results from Google.Co.uk, Google.Co.au and Google.fr with English results.
Google Panda 2.1 — 2.4 – May, June and July Google keep releasing updates in every month until they releases major Panda Update worldwide with non English speaking results like; China, Japan and Korean search results.
Google Panda 2.5, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 — Google keep releasing Panda algorithm changes since then. The latest was released in January 18th.
Today I found an interesting infographic released by SearchEngineLand on the occasion of Panda’s birthday.