Google Panda 4.2 is Out, Affecting 2 to 3 % of Search Queries

Last week on 24th July 2015, Gary Illyes from Google has confirmed that Google has started rolling out a Panda 4.2 update, which will affect 2 % to 3 % of English search queries.

Most importantly, if you haven’t noticed any impact of the update on your website than that doesn’t mean that your website is up-to-date. This is because of the fact that the update will be rolled out slowly, and as per Google, it may take months to fully roll out the update. This further leads to the chances that you may not notice the effect of the update on your website.

Even the Moz’s search result monitoring tool, the Mozcast, shows no signs of unusual activity in the search results so far.

If we compare than the previous Panda update had affected around 3 – 5 % of search queries, the one before that had affected around 7.5 % of search queries, whereas the current one, Panda 4.2 has affected 2 – 3 % search queries, so far.

Hence, if we further analyze with the amount of queries being affected, sites who were penalized with previous Panda updates or had recovered from the previous updates most likely will not be affected with this update, or perhaps they may get affected after a few months down the line.

Yet, stay tuned, we will keep you posted as and when we receive any new updates regarding the same.


Its sad But You May Not Receive the Windows 10 On Launch Day

When it comes to computers – desktops or laptops – most of us are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 as the operating system. There was a good news for these users, as Microsoft has earlier announced to provide the free update for Windows 10 to them, wherein one has to just sign-up for Windows 10 free upgrade program.

The another part of the story is that most users have already signed-up for it, and was expecting the new Windows to be available on its launch day, i.e., July 29th. Yet, the sad news came earlier in the month of July, when Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of operating system, said in his blog post, “Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th.”

The person who have signed-up and working on Windows Insider Program, launched in October last year, and have helped Microsoft to find out the bugs in the Windows 10, will be the first few to receive the update on the launch date itself.

Yet, not to worry, those who have signed-up for the free update, will indeed get the update, perhaps after a few weeks / months down the line.