Google Panda Feb 2012 Update: Rumor or True?

Google Panda Feb 2012 update?The past year was the year of Panda as it was completely filled with numerous panda updates but since it passed we got a great relief and freely running our online business in 2012.

Now again it seems that Google Panda Update is starting rolling in Feb 2012. There is a thread at Webmasterworld reporting a giant amount of losses in rankings.

Complainer explains:

We are a pr5 site 150k back-links that has taken years to build. We had over 25 number 1 positions and about 65 first page positions or strong keywords. The niche is competitive with the main keyword bringing about 30000 exact search in the USA monthly.

Previous Rankings before the abuse began – Keywords ranked in order of highest traffic to least,

Keyword 1 – Position 3 now position 85
Keyword 2 – Position 1 Now position 12
Keyword 3 – Position 1 Now position 12
Keyword 4 – Position 1 Now position 14
Keyword 5 – Position 1 Now position 13

Although Google hasn’t confirmed anything about Google Panda Feb 2012 update but the changes this complainer has explained in this thread are really horrible. If it’s panda doing this then it could prove to be huge problem for web owners.

There is always a bunch of Panda rumors floating around, but in this case, I am thinking it might be. What do you say?

Forum discussion at Webmasterworld.