Google Panda Updates Infographic for WordPress Blogs and Websites

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The Google Panda Updates infographic that you see below was generously provided by  The nice people at inserted the aforementioned infographic into a blog post with even more details about the Panda updates.  They said that anyone is free to use and share the infographic as long as you give them credit and link back to them, which, of course, I have already done.

I really love this infographic because even though most of us have heard of the Google Panda updates to the Google Search Engine algorhythm and ranking system, few of us (unless your major is SEO) realized there were so many updates or what those updates meant.

Why Google Panda Didn’t Affect Me!

I started posting regularly on my blog in January 2011 just before the first Google Panda Update in February 2011.  Since I was just focused on providing quality content and never got involved in link farms or paid backlinks or anything of a potentially shady nature, I never got slapped down by the Google Panda.  And although, I myself, didn’t really know a lot of the details behind the Google Panda Updates at that time, I did get the message that using tricks to try and improve my blog rankings might prove fatal to my site in the end, so I’ve kept my SEO strategies pretty simple for the last 15 months.

What About the Future of Google SEO?

I know you’re probably thinking that Google Panda is yesterday’s news now, so at the behest of my friend and WordPress blogging expert, Kimberly Castleberry, I would love to recommend two excellent articles on the future of Google Search Engine rankings:   The first article is by Kimberly Castleberry herself,  and the second by Ed Dale.  Both articles are well worth the time it takes to read, understand and apply.

To enlarge the Google Panda Infographic below just click on it.  The infographic will open up in a new browser window or tab and look really small.  Just click on it again and you’ll get an even larger image than the one you see below which will be even easier to read!

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  • William Earl Amis, Mar 27, 2012, 11:43 am

    Hey Jim, I had no problem following that graphic at the original size and the information on the scale makes this type of techie dry stuff work nice.

    Most people would not get into the depth of SEO and never have a problem with number of visits to their site. Yes, lots jumped on those crazy lazy systems to get high ranks on all search engines.

    They got spanked big time. Now, they have nothing negative to say about anyone who did not get popped. Hey, they should have stayed real and did the right thing the first time. Write about your passions and stick to that with making it relate to personal and business growth.

    I do not and never cared about tricks and rankings. If you have usable good content. You also show people you care about them with respectful articles that empower everyone. Your going to make a huge viral leap and it will stay in momentum.

    I had over 1500 visits in one week without even doing anything different than writing about stuff I have experienced and my passion of supporting people in all areas of their lifestyle. It works and I never once, looked to see where my blog ranked. That doesn’t matter to me.

    You write good stuff good people will come. It’s like that movie” Field of Dreams”. Build it and they will come. It has worked for me so all those number crazy lazy people. They can keep dreaming of numbers while the few of us give usable content with vast visitors who are returning readers.

    Jim, your always good with giving me what I need and desire with techie stuff. Your right to the point and always edify others while looking so darn good at presenting dry material to most.

    Your truly one of our awesome coaches and I am blessed to have been allowed in your life. Thanks for care about all of us and this glorious industry. Your so amazing.

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 9:49 am


      Thanks for your thought-filled response. I appreciate it. I think it is amazing that one week you got 1,500 visitors, especially without doing anything special, other than publishing your usual high-quality content! I think that as you continue to publish high quality content that helps Network Marketers and small business owners, more blogs will link back to you naturally as a way of offering their own followers more high quality content, just as I have linked back to three sites in my own article above.

      Thanks for all your positive feedback and compliments, I really appreciate it. And being appreciated by my fellow WordPress bloggers is one of the things that keeps me motivated!

      Keep up the great work!

      — Jupiter Jim

  • Harleena Singh Mar 27, 2012, 1:13 pm

    Impressive infographic Jim!

    This surely does explain a great deal about Google Panda and how it’s been slowly making the moves. However, I really wonder how and where all it would really be affecting most of the blogs?

    Yes, if you are the kinds who writes your normal good content and have been ranking gradually, would this be affecting you too? I remember the last time this happened, there was lots of news about big sites and blogs going through a transformation and getting effected. I wonder what’s in store now 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:20 am


      If you have good content and have been ranking gradually like your blog, this won’t affect you. In my article above there are links to two other articles that have some good insights on the changes coming to Google in the future that you might find helpful.

      On the other hand, with Facebook and Google, you just never know what’s around the next bend!

      Thanks for dropping by!

      — Jupiter Jim

  • Melanie Mar 27, 2012, 1:18 pm

    Good pull from SEL, Jim. Definitely worth sharing. I missed this on their site.

    I was lucky to not have any properties or clients directly affected by Panda, but the changes to the SEO and marketing landscape are certainly things I have had to pay attention to.

    All things considered, I am happy with the changes Google made because it has forced everyone to get better at their job and further commit to online marketing. The easy stuff won’t work forever and the professionals who go about things the right way will always have plenty of work ahead of them.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:18 am


      You said it all so well that I cannot add anything to what you just said.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      — Jupiter Jim

  • marquita herald Mar 27, 2012, 1:26 pm

    This is very helpful Jim. I’m not ashamed to admit anything remotely technical leaves me with eyes glazed over – but thanks to your piece and the great articles Kim Castlebury has written I think I’ve finally ‘got it’ as far as a basic understanding of the changes taking place. Thanks!

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:17 am


      Doesn’t sound like you are “savvy” enough to have gotten yourself mixed up in any link buying or what-have-you that could negatively affect your Google rankings. Glad that my blog and Kimberly’s blog has information you find helpful. As you say, just keep providing quality content and in the end it will all work out!

      — Jupiter Jim

  • Troy Johnson Mar 27, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I’m beginning to despise articles that include text along the line of,

    “…I was just focused on providing quality content and never got involved in link farms or paid backlinks or anything of a potentially shady nature, I never got slapped down by the Google Panda…”

    The implication by these statements is that sites that were effected by Panda do not provide “quality content”. Not only is this offensive to sites that do provide quality content and were effected by Panda, it demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the issue.

    Here is a simple case to make my point: Using your browser’s private or stealth mode Google “African American Books” (without the quotes). You will observe that the site: is returned 2nd. This site has no original content, and is a php site driven completely by Amazon’s product feed for the sole purpose generating affiliate revenue (all due respect to the site’s owner). This site not only beats Amazon itself, but more importantly it is beating every single site dedicated to African American Books — bar none.

    There are many, many more examples.

    • jupiterjim Mar 28, 2012, 5:15 am



      First of all I want to thank you for leaving such a detailed, passionate and articulate response to my blog post.

      However, Please note that this WordPress site, Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team, is all about helping people who own WordPress blogs and websites, just like the title of this blog post also says. Therefore, the example of the website you gave, (, doesn’t apply since it’s not WordPress, has no blog posts, or textual content, really. It has a completely different structure and format from the target audience of Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team. Also, please note that the website you refer to ( ) has about 31 backlinks (according to my Alexa toolbar). Since it has so few backlinks, it’s high ranking in Google was not and is not dependent on backlinks. So if the Google Panda update changes the weight or influence given to the quality of backlinks to a particular site, a site with so few backlinks would NOT be affected, nor be expected to be affected.

      Also, please note that the Alexa rankings for the ( website you mentioned are really, really bad! That site has No data for rankings in the U.S. (that’s really bad!), and ranks higher than 6.3 Million Worldwide. Now that is hardly an example that I would want any of my blog readers to follow.

      There are LOW quality sites that used and still use automated systems and link farms, etc. There are HIGH quality sites that used and still use automated systems and link farms, etc. My critique was directed at the quality of the backlinks that some websites have generated. Critizing one’s method for developing backlinks does not state or imply a criticism of the quality of the content of a site. How could I possibly comment on the quality of the content of a website without knowing anything about that website except for how the links back to that website were generated? It would make absolutely no sense for me to do so, and I have not done so. If you will re-read the quote that you included in your comment, I think you will agree with me.

      Also, please note that before the Google Panda updates took place — using Link Farms, automated systems and plugins and buying backlinks, et cetera, actually improved site rankings in Google. I merely pointed out that I did not engage in those practices OR in any practices that might be considered BY GOOGLE to be potentially shady at that time, or at any point in the future. I was not making a judgement on anyone else’s blog, I was simply stating a fact on how I developed my blog content and why it was NOT affected by the Google Panda updates. That’s all.

      Troy, I encourage you to reply to this post or comment on any post on my blog at any time. Lively discussion is what makes it all so much more interesting!

  • Shelley Alexander Mar 27, 2012, 5:14 pm

    Jim, Thanks for the infographic and information on Google Panda. I am new to blogging and I have been focusing on writing quality content that is relevant to my audience. I don’t know anything about link farms or paying for backlinks and I will just continue to focus on doing what I know and hopefully I will grow a audience that appreciates my posts. I will check out the articles from Kim and Ed.

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:13 am


      You’ve got a great site that focuses on healthy food and it’s a great blog. Just keep providing quality content and commenting on other great blogs and sharing links to your posts on FB and Twitter, etc. and your blog popularity will continue to grow!

      Thanks for dropping by!

      — Jupiter Jim

  • Peter Lawlor Mar 27, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Fortunately I wasn’t affected by Panda, but it made me nervous because I’d hate to lose search traffic. I do all I can to update my sites regularly with excellent content. That’s all I can do and as long as it’s working, I’ll continue because I enjoy researching, writing and publishing.

    I like the fact the infographic above says you can go back and improve content to “revive” it. That’s cool.

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:08 am


      Yes, I need to look more into “reviving” some of my old posts as well. Thanks for reminding me that , that is in the infographic. Glad the Google Panda did NOT slap you down. Keep up the great work!

      — Jupiter Jim

  • clare Mar 27, 2012, 11:24 pm

    hi Jim,
    Interesting comments above giving some balance to this Panda topic. I cannot profess to understand how Google works but I note that when I provide regular good content that gets comments, I rank higher and my rankings slip a little when I am less regular. I believe I pass all the tests except volume of content.

    I am working on re-working older content as suggested here and that will help me to keep up with it all. For those of all who are not full-time, it is difficult to keep pace with all the changes. in the end, any attempts to beat any system don’t pay in the long run. I also think that bloggers need to be aware of the value of having a lot of quality pages as well as blog articles.


    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:06 am


      thanks for sharing. I never thought about the number of quality pages, only of quality posts, so that’s a new tip for me. Also, posting quality content on a regular basis is a simple formula but a powerful one which can never steer your blog in the wrong direction vis-a-vis Google Rankings.

      — Jupiter Jim

  • Nile Mar 28, 2012, 5:12 am

    I do like that Google is implementing more social search and putting more emphasis on true authority rather than by crawling and keywords alone. All those sites that have been over-optimized for monetization purposes and no engagement only hurt themselves. Now they have to actually work on their site like the rest of us.

    • jupiterjim Mar 29, 2012, 10:02 am


      Well said. And as you pointed out, the amount of “likes” and attention that your site gets from Social Media sites and users on Facebook and Google Circles, etc, will have more effect than just the number of links, etc. which is a positive change.

  • andres Mar 28, 2012, 9:56 am

    Thanks for the infographic and information on Google Panda, youve thrown some light on this Panda topic. Google is getting far too complicated these days

  • Rent To Own Mar 29, 2012, 12:43 am

    Hi Jim!

    I really appreciate that you share this information.

    I really have had a bad time with google panda and it affected a lot with my article marketing. I agree that if you have good quality content in your article it will not be affected and also staying away from link farms.

  • Liz Mar 30, 2012, 3:03 am

    That was infographical blog. I appreciated your post.

  • Becca Mar 30, 2012, 3:08 am

    When i first learn about BMR, Link farm and other thing to help build links to sites. I thought i get left behind whats new or in in the internet marketing world. but i was skeptical if i need to learn all these thing to get rank my clients site on google search. Good thing i did not waste my time on those things because Google are now paying those sites that using too much optimization. I am now focusing on crating quality content for my clients.

    Thanks Jim for this great information.

  • Steve-Personal Success Factors Mar 31, 2012, 9:28 pm

    Jim, do you know much about how Ezine articles has been hit by the Panda project? I used to write a number of Ezine articles as a means of building backlinks through quality articles. However, I am not so sure that Ezine articles are a good way to go after Panda.

    • jupiterjim Apr 1, 2012, 7:46 am


      I am really not the SEO expert, but I did hear that the Ezine article sites took a hit so that post an article there with the hopes of getting a link back to your site to boost your rankings wasn’t worth the effort. It’s best to just Google the question and see what some of the experts say. Great question though.

  • Webnoxs Apr 3, 2012, 1:38 am

    I had a bad experience with the Panda update. I makes me depressed for quite a moment in time. Most of my websites have been affected by Panda Updates. I sympathize with you Jupiterjim. That’s why I already change my mind and make another one to recover my loss.

  • Berlin Apr 3, 2012, 3:36 am

    really love this info graphic because even though most of us have heard of the Google Panda updates to the Google Search Engine algorithm and ranking system, few of us (unless your major is SEO) realized there were so many updates or what those updates meant.

  • Raena Lynn Apr 3, 2012, 10:13 pm

    Hi Jim,
    I only heard about Panda a few months ago, and honestly didn’t pay too much attention to it because at that time I wasn’t paying too much attention to SEO either! I’ve learned a lot since then, but this infographic summarizes the chain of events of Panda and how it effects blog content.

    As long as quality content is posted, then it seems that we don’t have too much to worry about. I think it is a good move in the right direction. This infographic helped clarify a lot about Panda and it shows the overall picture of it’s mission rather than hearing about the releases and not understanding what they mean. Thanks Jim!

    Raena Lynn

  • Blair Orlens Apr 8, 2012, 8:23 am

    really love this info graphic because even though most of us have heard of the Google Panda updates to the Google Search Engine algorithm and ranking system. but this infographic summarizes the chain of events of Panda and how it effects blog content.

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    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article and i am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

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  • Syeda Mehwish Apr 15, 2012, 3:57 pm

    Hi Jym,
    Google Panda Infographic is really impressive.Thanks for recommending the two articles on the future of Google Search Engine rankings by Kimberly Castleberry and the second by Ed Dale. Both articles have tons of information.

  • Kimberly Castleberry Apr 26, 2012, 9:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing these Jim, I hope that the email helped people understand what is going on in this very volatile time. Glad you enjoyed the link to Eds post from that newsletter. I thought the post by Ed did a great job summing up the situation from the perspective of a “been there, seen that” veteran of the industry. The new changes yesterday have created some odd volatility but I have no doubt Google will sort them out as long as they retract some of the negative link penalty.

    • jupiterjim Apr 27, 2012, 1:21 am


      very well said, as usual!

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Glad I had the posts by you and Ed to link to for my post and for the benefit of all my readers!

      Take Care,

      Jupiter Jim

  • Pete Goumas May 14, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Thankyou for the post.I really liked Kimberly Castleberry and Ed Dale articles. These articles give broad vision of google panda update.

  • Shalin Mar 12, 2015, 4:42 am

    Got lot of mixed feelings about negative SEO after the panda update. Someone can perfectly create bad links and do bad SEO towards competitors website. What is your opinion?

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