It’s important to know which algorithm changes has affected your web site rankings so that you can take appropriate steps.

You can check your website ranking positions and search traffic graph in webmaster tools. Look for dates on which your website traffic gone lower.

If it’s on 19th April, you surely penalized by Panda update due to low quality contents. You need to fix panda related factors to get your rankings back.

If traffic is down on 24th April, in that case its Penguin update and you need to clear your back links profile by removing low quality links, site wide links, paid links and fix over used anchor text.

Since Panda and Penguin both are algorithm refreshes which will refresh data on monthly basis, you have high chances and you can expect your site ranking back if you fix panda or penguin related factors.

Check more in this Info Graphics created by Submitshop team for easy to understand Panda and Penguin updates.

Panda Updates Dates

  • Panda 3.6/April 27th
  • Panda 3.5/April 19th
  • Panda 3.4/March 23rd
  • Panda 3.3/about February 26th
  • Panda 3.2/about January 15th
  • Panda 3.1/November 18th
  • Panda 2.5.3/October 19/20th
  • Panda 2.5.2/October 13th
  • Panda 2.5.1/October 9th
  • Panda 2.5/September 28th
  • Panda 2.4 in August
  • Panda 2.3/around July 22nd.
  • Panda 2.2/June 18th or so.
  • Panda 2.1/May 9th or so.
  • Panda 2.0/April 11th or so.
  • Panda 1.0/February 24th

Penguin Update Dates

  • 24th April – Original introduction of penguin algorithm
  • Penguin 1.1 – May 25th/May 26th