Google Panda 3.6 Update
The Google Panda 3.6 update was launched on 27th April and is a successor to the Google Panda version 3.5 update. Most webmasters and SEO gurus were too busy handling the Google Penguin update to notice this change to the algorithm.
The main objective of this update is to provide high quality sites to Google users who search for information on its platform. The Google Panda 3.6 update is just a little tweak to the previous update 3.5 that was launched on April 19th – just an 8 day gap between two successive updates! Pray tell us Google, why such a short gap? Should we be expecting to have these updates more frequently? ‘Official sources’ have the typical answer – this is just one of the many 500 changes that take place every year in the Google search engine. Before we go ahead, here’s what is known about the Google Panda 3.6 update:
- Web pages with poor quality content and irrelevant information about the services and products offered by them became losers.
- Websites with copy content sunk under the internet ocean and they were hardly visible to potential customers when they searched for products using specific keywords.
- SEO gurus who promoted websites using black hat SEO techniques were penalised heavily.
- Websites with fresh and informative content came in top of search engine results.
- High quality back links also played a main role in the Google Panda 3.6 update. This is basically the same message, albeit spoken with a little assertiveness.
This version of the Google Panda update did not affect many sites, although it brought its shares of winners and losers. Unfortunately most of them were not aware about the update until it hit them – and those who were hit did not know what Google release hit them – Google Penguin or Google Panda.
Web pages which contain essential information, informative content and good resources were listed towards the top of the search engine results. Needless to say it is hard to write an article on a specific niche focusing the audience. Articles with high quality relevant content are indeed few and far between.
Google Panda v3.6 – the conclusion
Bottom line – follow a natural keyword strategy while marketing any website. This in turn will help list the pages of the website rank higher in Google.
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