LostOne - 9:16 am on Sep 16, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:48 am (utc) on Sep 16, 2012]
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Okay I'm taking another stab at Panda. Actually I feel good about it much like I did last October when I combed through my entire site trying to fix what I thought was the issue. Then it was overlapping content I was after. Yes, I did find a dozen or so pages (currently about 400 on the site now) that had the symptoms which were either consolidated or deleted.
I've always been against trying to organize for Panda but I have no choice nowadays or just let a good site die. Yes, I was around well before adsense caused this monstrous problem. The site was originally built out of passion for the business I am in and the creativity it allowed. I had no intentions of trying to get rich overnight. Then it was about getting work in the business I am in.
It worked! Then the site sold product online and did very well for a smallish niche site until 2008 when I saw the writing on the wall. Closed up shop and went to content only by adding adsense and other third party ads. Increased content -- the death nail? All along while I was selling online I knew the site was lacking more content, but I did not have the time for it.
Did extremely well until February 24, 2011
What To Do Now?
I've been so against consolidation because I feel it would create a navigation problem. Hey, I don't have a dozen pages on how to pour a glass of milk (example), but I do have three or four that talk about the types of milk. And there are probably 20 or 30 main subject areas with the same characteristics -- all having title tags with the same major keyword phrases.
So. I feel good about it now, but will I be disappointed in 4-5 months when my efforts show no improvement? I have patience to wait for Panda refreshes.
Oh how I long for 2006 type results again when the phone rang one day. The caller ID said Google. It was a Google person actually wanting to buy something from me, but had questions. We chatted for about five minutes and I just had to get my two cents in about how I was concerned with the Google algo.
"You have nothing to worry about...you have great content."
Perhaps one day I can claim I did get away from the Panda clutches. Oh, how that would be a great feeling.
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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:48 am (utc) on Sep 16, 2012]