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Google Ranking Update Panda 2.2

Updated on July 1, 2011

Google Ranking Update Panda 2.2

We're barely over the last Google Ranking Update, during March/April, and it looks like another will be upon us very shortly.

Google never tell anybody what will change, what they'll target. They continually have to create new ways to ensure their search engine results are high quality and valid/relevant, else the fickle Internet users will simply drift away to more relevant results on other search engines.

It was Matt Cutts who exposed that Google have already signed off the next wave of changes that will be made to the Google Algorithm. But, of course, he played his cards close to his chest and so there are no clues as to how the next Google ranking update, Panda part 2, will affect the web, websites and users' experiences.

Google Panda Update 2.2
Google Panda Update 2.2

Google Targets Web Scrapers

With the upsurge in web scraping going on, Matt Cutts did say that this was a target within the sights of Google. So if your website relies on any web scraping technology, you can expect to be hit.

I guess the grey areas will be to what extent web scrapers are hit - and if there are any industries relying on web scraping for "good" purposes that will be whacked.

Content farming will be hit again..... hopefully Hubs' recent efforts to clean out the rubbish and clamp down on the content on Hubpages will see gains when this happens. All those committed hubbers who kept the light burning through the recent changes we've had to make to our sub-standard and over-promotional hubs might sing a loud HURRAH as Hubpages stands a good chance of getting higher in the SERPS again.... or is that just my wishful thinking?

How To Avoid Being Slapped By Google in the Next Panda Update

The rules never change, we users simply blur the edges until Google notices and kicks up back into touch.

It's the same old rule: good quality content will not be affected.

If you are writing good, consistent content on your website, in your articles, in your hubs, then you should fear not. If you're a cheat, who scrapes and spins and plagiarizes, then expect your income to die ... heck, you might even have to get a proper job!

Good quality content - that's all that Google asks, all that Hubpages asks - all that your READERS ask. Why not simply give people what they want - isn't giving people what they want the real secret to success on the Internet?

Hubpages Will be Rising in the SERPS Again

This is now Hubpages' time to shine again, as the previously erroneously dealt slap to their position will be corrected - and all will be happy and well in the Hubbers' garden again.

Good luck to all website owners, article writers and website content writers. It's now time that we got the Internet back from the scrapers, plagiarisers and ne'er do wells.

When is the Date of the Next Panda Update?

... nobody knows the date of the Google Panda Update 2.2 - but be ready!


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      mobias 6 years ago from Forest Grove, OR

      Great advice here, earner! I just became a hubber not to long ago, and look forward to a fair and accurate Panda code to allow writing sites like this to thrive and reward its quality writers!

      It IS a changing world right now, online. Like an ocean with a new wave to ride, right after the previous one...and so on.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      That's a good article, thank you blue nine nine.

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      Henry Bell 6 years ago

      However, If you are really following the best SEO Practices then I think you do not need to worry but just a redefine or rewrite your practices adding some more user friendly....that's what I can say about panda update.

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      Blue nine nine 6 years ago

      Thought you might like this link to related article entitled "Google's War on Nonsense".

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm now 'looking forward to' the next Google Panda Update, rather than dreading it....

      The updates though, overall, do mean that you end up living like on the edge - never knowing each morning if your entire online empire's crashed and gone overnight.


      Good luck!

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      Karen A Szklany 6 years ago from New England

      Thanks for putting this hub out, Earner...hats off to ya!

      I do hope that all the changes in my hubs I have done in the past several months will help me get through the next wave unscathed. I have been keeping the changes I have had to make in mind for future hopefully that will save time.

      Best of luck to all of you!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      I have to agree with Tim but hope he is wrong.

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      cire81 6 years ago from SINGAPORE

      Because Google do not rank something that do not present commercial value to them, i suppose.

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      I have always wondered why university research documents published by PhD's don't rank in google. Aren't they quality writing?

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      Tim Blackstone 6 years ago

      I hope you are right. It feels like G has never rewarded good writing and they have been far more interested in how many backlinks a page has. With Panda they moved the goalposts but the fact that hubpages was hit so hard regardless of the individual hubs content shows Google are still way off the mark and a lot of well written hubs were hammered even though they didn't deserve to be hit.

      Let's hope Google get it right this time but I remain sceptical. I have no doubt the scammers and spammers and blackhatters will overcome once again, until the next major update and then it will all happen again, no doubt.

      Cynical? Me? Absolutely, but let us hope for the best.

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      This is good to know, thanks!

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      cire81 6 years ago from SINGAPORE

      Great article write up. Keep up the good work.