---- Many Weeks since the Panda Update - Any Improvements?
crobb305 - 8:01 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Tedster, I did see that paper just last night, and the VERY FIRST quality indicator is something I observed on a page in my site that took the absolute hardest hit (-300 positions) on March 10:
On-Page Features: Spelling Errors
My hardest-hit page had a spelling error in the main header tag (h3) at the top of the page. In-body spelling errors are bad enough, but header tags carry a lot of weight. Nevertheless, I made the change, and eliminated the duplicate title/desc the page had. Within a day or two, WMT showed the page had regained 250 positions. Overall, the site is still suffering, but I do see some traffic improvements over last week. The page was unduplicated (revealed by a snippet search in Yahoo/Google) and ad-free, so I am convinced that the spelling error was the culprit.