Panda is one of the most significant algorithms used by Google to fight spam contents in the web. It was launched in February 2011 to deliver a quality result to users in a web. Earlier, it was updated periodically to fight spammy contents to deliver quality search result to visitors. Now, Google has included the algorithm in its main ranking signals. But, it is unclear when it has been incorporated in the algorithm as main ranking signals.
The information was first posted as Panda guide that is given by Google’s PR team to Jennifer Slegg. In this post, it was also informed about the incorporation of Panda as one of the main ranking signals.
Here is the full statement:
“Panda is an algorithm that’s applied to sites overall and has become one of our core ranking signals.
It measures the quality of a site, which you can read more about in our guidelines. Panda allows
Google to take quality into account and adjust ranking accordingly”.
Later, Gary Illyes one of Google’s webmaster trend analyst confirmed the authenticity of this post.
With this incorporation, Google will never confirm Panda updates for webmasters that will come in future. The last confirmed update from Google was Panda 4.2 which was supposed to have rolled out for several months.
Though Panda has been incorporated in the main ranking signal there is no confirmation whether it will be updating in real time. But, most of the SEO community experts are speculating that it won’t be a real-time update of Panda. It is turned out to be true as Gary Illyes has confirmed that it won’t be a real-time update.
Webmasters think the incorporation of Panda happened in late 2015 but there is no confirmation on it from Google. As the year proceeds, more crucial updates are expected from Google. We will inform you as soon as there is an update that you love to know.