I’m sure there is a number of SEOs and industry followers who have been keeping an eye on Google’s Panda update and Penguin update. Those who have been following these big search engine algorithms, It’s possible that many of you have wondered why it’s been so quiet on Google’s home front regarding updates of both Panda and Penguin. Where are the updates? Why haven’t we been hearing about them? After all, there have been no confirmed updates or data refreshes for either algorithm since 2014.
Now we can say we have some news on the matter. Yesterday, in a Google hangout, we were told by Google that the algorithms aren’t updating regularly. This means that there is somebody at Google has to push them out manually.
Google’s John Mueller said:
I think both of those algorithms [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Panda and Penguin] currently are not updating the data regularly. So that is something for both of them, where we kind of have to push the updates as well.
It seems that the last time Panda was update, it was tweeked and rolled out over several weeks, with the last one (which was Panda 4.1) being around October 24, 2014. That was almost half a year ago. On the Penguin side, algorithm updates where tracked through December 6, 2014, giving us 4 months without a Penguin refresh.
Here’s the video: