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Google Rolls Out Farmer (Panda) Globally

Posted on 4.11.2011

It has been just over a month since Google made one of the most significant changes to its algorithm in the Anti-farm Panda update which impacted nearly 12 percent of all searches. 

Google is now pushing out the changes to all English languages users and finally incorporating data from user feedback signals. "In some high-confidence situations, we are beginning to incorporate data about the sites that users block into our algorithms," according to the announcement on the Webmaster Central blog.

The search giant also indicated that this change goes deeper into the “long tail” of low-quality websites where the algorithm might not have been able to make an assessment before. The impact of these new signals is smaller in scope than the original change: about 2% of U.S. queries are affected by a reasonable amount, compared with almost 12% of U.S. queries for the original change. 

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