Fear the Panda! Google Adds Extra Kung Fu to Non-English Search Results
If your regular Google routine includes searches that are not in English, you’ll now find your results have extra Kung Fu.
Earlier this year, we rolled out our “Panda” change for searches in English around theworld. Today we’re continuing that effort by rolling out our algorithmic search improvements in different languages…
…For most languages, this change impacts typically 6-9% of queries to a degree that a user might notice. This is distinctly lower than the initial launch of Panda, which affected almost 12% of English queries to a noticeable amount.
So, now you’ll be able to see the complaints Tweeted in Spanish, French, German, and maybe even Klingon. What you won’t see are complaints about Panda in Chinese, Japanese or Korean.
Maybe Google’s scared of any retaliation from the Kung Fu Panda.