My_Media - 5:40 pm on May 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I had some thin content - about 8% of my total site content. There were long articles which I broke up into several small articles and published under slightly different titles. At the time (2010) I thought it would be better to have more content. Now I am seeing that these short articles are not ranking or bringing in traffic.
In an attempt to undo this, I am merging these articles together again where necessary. For example, for 3 articles of 300 words each, I now have one article of 900 words. I have done 301 redirects from the old articles to the combined article.
Within days Google removed the links of the old articles. I am wondering if this type of restructuring will ultimately hurt my site? It has been badly hit by Panda and Penguin updates anyway ...