walkman - 10:56 am on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
1. After months of searching and fixing my site. Boom! All of a sudden I figure out that is what Google want all webmaster do and be serious about your site and make it as perfect as possible so that the internet will have more and more great content.
So, when did your traffic return? If it hasn't maybe you're jumping from joy a bit too early. You NEED to design for Google or else you are toast. That's the bottom line: put the text a certain way, add some useless text that makes sense to Googlebot, get links etc etc. We see it everyday and those tier 2 sites are making a killing.
If I get bumped because a better site came along, I can understand but some things make zero sense.
imo the only brilliant reason why Panda is great is that it hopefully makes many webmaster try harder to liberate themselves from Google, becoming less dependant to them and puts them into a position to do what they think is good for their visitors and not someone somewhere in Mountain View...
AMEN and promote their competition. Google is schizophrenic, and greedy, and vindictive.
They didn't roll Panda back and they called it a success...
How many time in the past have they 'not quite had it right' when they pushed an update and rolled it back? Their past behavior indicates they are in no way afraid to say, either explicitly or implicitly, 'not quite right' and rolled back an update ... My 'assumption' based on their actions and statements seems fairly valid based on the information we have access to, doesn't it?
Because panda was a rushed PUBLIC RELATIONS move to answer to the media bashing it got. A $200 Billion company under attack by everyone cannot afford to admit that they screwed up their major product that produces some 98% of their earnings. If Matt Cutts being outranked by scrappers for his own article is right, I guess Panda was a success.
Rule #: Never take corporate PR at full value.
Rule #2: Angry webmasters will point them out, they aren't in the mood to feel generous.
Rule #3: Most people don't notice if SERPS are a 100 quality level or 95 or even 90. Some do, most by far will not, so Google can leave Panda on and not worry about admitting failure (If Panda was a failure).