Google: The Panda 4.2 Refresh Is Rolling Out Globally
As many of you know, Google confirmed the Google Panda 4.2 refresh last week.
But one question we did not have answered from Google directly in the public was is this refresh impacting just English results or is it a global roll out?
Google’s Gary Illyes said on Twitter that this is indeed a global roll out. He said Panda 4.2 is “rolling out slowly globally.”
So we know this is the slowest roll out of Panda ever. The scores are already calculated, which are site-wide scores but haven’t been fully assigned to all the pages on a specific site or the whole index yet. Some some pages on your site may be assigned the score and some may not, so the impact of Panda (if you are impacted negatively or positively) will be realized over months, not days.
We now also know that this is a global refresh impacting all the search results worldwide, not just English results.
This is an opportune time to be looking to optimize your website while Google rolls this latest update out.