Panda #3 was confirmed to have been implemented, and believed to be the first of the minor adjustments made by Google in its Panda updates. Notably, the latest update was not specific on changes made and on the degree of severity.
Meanwhile, Amit Singhal, Google’s head of search, offered his advice, particularly to the websites which bore “damage” caused by the February launch and April second update. The Google Webmaster Central blog post entitled “More guidance on building high-quality sites” listed 23 questions to consider when assessing why a site was impacted by Panda.
Singhal’s questions like “Is the site a recognized authority on its topic?” and “Does the article provide original content or information, original reporting, original research, or original analysis?” were more like items on a “checklist” for Webmasters and SEOs to adhere to if they want to be spared from the setback caused by Panda.
Again, Singhal’s statement hinted on more Panda updates to come. Specifically, he said:
“We’re continuing to work on additional algorithmic iterations to help webmasters operating high-quality sites get more traffic from search.”
“We continue to monitor threads on the forum and pass site info on to the search quality team as we work on future iterations of our ranking algorithms.”