What is Google's Phantom Update?

arindamb

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I want to know about what is Google's Phantom Update?

And how can it affect my site?

Anyone knows?
 

jameswilliam723

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Phantom update is widely called as quality update. This update does almost what panda update was actually did. Yes this quality update is more like panda for considering quality like decent navigation, penalize websites with lo quality and thin contents and penalize websites that having too many ads and pop ups.

This update mainly focused on link issues. It causes more impact on How to content websites like wikihow and ehow etc.,
 

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Your reply is relevant and helpful. Adding to the sites you have listed, hubpages and answers.com also seen a major fall. Actually hubpages is the most affected site in the algorithm with a 22% fall in Google search traffic. i think through this algorithm, Google want to convey that the brand is not a major factor in search rankings. You need to maintain a quality and creative content that engages the audience.
 

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This latest change was initially seen toward the end of April 2015, and it influenced a few sites negatively and some positively. It didn't give off an impression of being identified with the mobile update that was discharged on Apri'l 21, yet it likewise didn't appear to fit the pattern of any of the other major algorithms. Google didn't recognize that any upgrade had been made, which is the reason it was known as the Phantom redesign or even Phantom 2.
 

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Google Update their algorithm frequently, but the major one affect badly by SERP and Traffic. Like the Phantom update were affected almost 80-90% of traffic. so we should be careful with the small or medium level algorithm or update too.
 

sajid israq

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Google's Phantom Update was a sneaky change to the company's search algorithm that affected mostly informational sites like eHow, Quora, and HubPages. Many sites lost rankings while others jumped ahead, causing mass confusion among webmasters as Google originally denied a major update.
 
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