Msg#: 4326580 posted 7:59 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
My niche web business has seen deteriorating sales/traffic since mid May. I believe one of my sites has been hit by Panda, while another may have been. I am looking to get answers so I can solve problem. How do I get in touch with a real SEO expert. I am not interested in someone who knows just classic SEO techniques (I know those). I am looking to find out what happened and what we need to solve.
Msg#: 4326580 posted 9:09 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
ffctas if you ask any "Expert" SEO they we anyone right now isn't sure what is the trigger that flips this on. There are probably 500+ post on this topic. I would take a hard look at the content on your site. See if the content on your site is copied from other sites to a degree there is more copied content then original content on your site. Then see how much of your original content has been copied and were. As you probably know we have seen a large number of sites hit with this ranking change that have not copied other content but were copied by other sites that then outrank them. Google has responded to this and posted they are looking into a fix. Check your content, make sure you clean of 404's go over the site, run a detailed scan, and check all outgoing links. If you have writers for your site check their work make sure it is not copied from other sources.
I wish there was an easy answer but there isn't one.
Msg#: 4326580 posted 9:24 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am looking to get answers so I can solve problem. How do I get in touch with a real SEO expert. I am not interested in someone who knows just classic SEO techniques (I know those). I am looking to find out what happened and what we need to solve.
Save your money, would be my answer. You will either fix it with basic SEO and deleting /buffing up /noindexing pages, make it easy to navigate for users, and keeping an eye on ad to content ratio or you'll get caught in the next Panda update again (if someone has a super secret and helps you this time). It's easy to find someone to take your money.
For my pandalized site, among many things, I have even spell checked every review and comment since 2005. Didn't help.