Frost_Angel - 2:22 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
My site was hit by Panda in April 2011. The site was created in 1999 - and all content is original, written by me.
The site ranked very well until April 2011. My question is - after improving the site for 18 months, I have seen no recovery. Ziltch. As a matter of fact - after all the improvements - the site got hit again recently by Panda 20 on September 28th.
So I continued digging around and trying to figure out the issue since Panda is all about duplicate content and low-quality content.
This is what I found - and what I'm wondering could be the issue:
1. I started checking content in Google for every page on my site. The whole copy and paste with quotations - using a unique sentence on each page and then doing a search.
I've done around 45 pages and the results are mind blowing. My content has been copied SO many times - it's incredible. Especially my really old content - like anything written 1999-2006. But not exclusively.
Some posts/articles have been copied 20+ times.
My site does NOT rank at all or ranks at the bottom for my OWN content
when I do these searches.
I submit DMCAs on everything I find and I am having some success. But I still have 400+ pages left to check.
My question: IS THIS SOMETHING PANDA WOULD HIT MY SITE FOR?
I honestly don't know - because ultimately it's MY content - I didn't copy it. And I don't know if this falls under the Panda penalty's actions.
My second question: IF IT IS CAUSING A PANDA ISSUE - CAN MY SITE COME BACK FROM IT?
Thank you in advance - I appreciate your time.