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Mar 15th, 2011, 08:00 AM
Google Panda Update Slams Content Farms
Whether you call it “Panda,” as Google prefers, or “Farmer,” as the media labeled it, one thing is certain: the search engine's latest update sent shock waves through the Internet. Many sites lost their positions in the SERPs, while others were apparently unaffected. How can you maintain or regain your standing?
Read the full article here: Google Panda Update Slams Content Farms
For more discussion go here: Blog Article Discussion
Oct 21st, 2011, 02:28 PM
I am new in this forum and I am looking for finding good information and opportunity to share my knowledge at the same time. In regard to your concern, there are many websites which have been slappe by Panda but there are also sites which maintained their posts in SERPs. One good way is to provide quality content to your readers and search engines. This change of algorithm is something that we should not freak out instead, it is something that we should follow if we want to stay. Quality content is king and way.. Hope this information helps
Jan 13th, 2012, 09:16 AM
I believe its simple, the rule is don't post or update duplicate contents to your website and you will be free from panda. To regain your stand after being hit, just start writing and updating original and quality contents to your site.
Oct 23rd, 2012, 02:45 AM
Unfortunately, this is totally not what happened with Panda. Many legitimate sites, including ours, were somehow lumped together with garbage article directories. In some instances we ended up being punished due to others stealing our content and putting it up on their sites. Was pretty sad to watch Google put their content up first and have ours sometimes not even appear as a "duplicate". This happened once with a site that even scraped our domain and logo! Content is only king so long as it isn't scraped and Google can recognize when it has been scraped.
Originally Posted by autumnsmith
Oct 23rd, 2012, 03:15 AM
freeadvice...That is what Panda was about.
Your problem is duplicate content, which panda addressed, now who knows who scraped who, or who copied who and who put what up when but your comment:
Is just totally wrong.
Unfortunately, this is totally not what happened with Panda
Oct 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
About "totally wrong" -- Panda was not about duplicate content. It was about "thin" content which is something entirely different. In addition:
Originally Posted by Test-ok
1 - Our good unique content, copied nowhere else, was hit badly. So duplicate content was not our problem.
2 - Our copied content was hit as well, which was actually a much, much smaller part of the site. Panda had such poor results that scrapers were getting better rankings than we were. I can tell you that we were not alone.
Your statement is about not knowing who copied who. An 8 year old could figure it out. First of all, if Google has a date search, it should know when an article was first posted. Second, if the articles ranking higher than mine had (1) my accreditation, and (2) my own links back to my site, then it's pretty obvious who is the originator and who was the ripper!
I can tell you from being at some very high level functions, many high quality sites of a similar type were affected. Google seemed to hit article sites very hard. They had to adjust Panda but it took a long time to fix what wasn't originally broken and those sites took major hits.
Oct 26th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Isn't blaming Google for poor ranks sort of like blaming the teacher for poor grades?
Nov 10th, 2012, 11:32 PM
I don't know if I am on the right thread.. am a newbie on SEO and wanting to know if there is any free software or site that can help me determine if the article is only scraped or spun.. or whatever.. means not unique content.. I bought an article at fiverr co'z his add is telling that he will provide me unique content for 5$.. I was wondering if the content I bought is really unique and has no duplicate... please help...
Nov 10th, 2012, 11:48 PM
No your not in the right thread...you should have started a new one...but that's ok.
Originally Posted by krizia999
Search chunks of the content with quotes around it for "exact match" to see if it's elsewhere.
Nov 10th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Well thanks then... will get into it...
Originally Posted by Test-ok
I am starting to want this place.. Information about SEOs are updated.. Thanks!!
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:56 AM
yes after the panda update website with keyword stuffing and content farm have been degraded and lost rankings heavily.