To reduce the search engine rankings of low-quality sites, Google announced a new update ‘Panda‘ on Feb 24, 2011 in Google US. The change impacts approx 12% of search queries. It is rolled out globally on April 14, 2011 to all English-language Google users.
I see Google search engine traffic comes from US increases after Feb 24 in Google Analytics.
Now, It is near to double. See following weekly graph:
How To Check Google Panda Effect
If you want to check Google Panda algo effect on your site, Login to Google analytics.
Go to Traffic Sources >> Search Engine
Expand “Keyword” drop-down and select “Country/Territory” option in Grid Header.
Enter “United States” in Filter below the grid.
You will get traffic comes from US. After April 14, No need to filter by US.
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