We are still waiting for the big update Penguin. But all we get are small updates like Google killing Private Blog Networks and now they brought in my favorite Panda update. I like Panda update for one main reason it targets quality contents. All the sites we own and operate have quality contents. I never resort to junk stuff and Panda update has always helped. I want all affiliate sites to be killed they are just a disgrace to Internet. There are no reasons why anyone want to go to an affiliate site to buy products. We like to go to the product sites directly rather than a third part site.
Panda update and Penguin update has huge difference. Panda targets on page factors like information and its quality. Penguin targets quality of links a site has. How the link quality is how the backlinks are etc whether the pattern is natural or unnatural.
Panda update should have something to do with the recent PBN penalty update by Google. Most of the private blog networks have thin or very low quality contents. Panda works the same it targets low quality content sites. Thanks again Google for bringing this up. We want more quality sites to rank. But again I stress don’t allow our competitors to have the kill button like the way you did with Penguin update.
This is the post from Google+ from a Googler
“Earlier this week, we started a slow rollout of an improved Panda algorithm, and we expect to have everything done sometime next week.
Based on user (and webmaster!) feedback, we’ve been able to discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. This results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.
Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected.”