Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, announced at Search Marketing Expo that his search team is working the “next generation” Panda update that would appear to many as being softer.
Cutts explained that this new Panda update should have a direct impact on helping small businesses do better.
One Googler on his team is specifically working on ways to help small web sites and businesses do better in the Google search results. This next generation update to Panda is one specific algorithmic change that should have a positive impact on the smaller businesses.
Matt Cutts didn’t mention when the new update is coming out but rather they are currently working on this update. My feeling is that it is far off from being launched, like maybe in two to three months at best, but that is my gut.
This would not be the first time Google released a softer Panda update. They did a softer update to the Panda algorithm possibly in July of last year.
Now Panda is more of a monthly rolling update and Google is unlikely to confirm future Panda updates.
Learn more about Google Panda updates.