DodgeThis - 9:49 am on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
… it might take some time until Google gets around to all of them.
That’s what we’re thinking, just wondering if anyone else had experienced recovering from Panda, only to fall back into its clutches for a problem fixed first time around.
Our main KWs are down 500 spots. In many cases we are easily outranked by partial matches from our other subs.
I am guessing this is not editorial content
You would be right. We added a tool to the site that let the reader search various RSS feeds and display the results on our site. To that we added a myriad of refining / filtering options, inadvertently ensuring any single term could create a mountain of pages. We then stuck a bow on the whole shebang by adding links to the various search result URLs throughout our site (by way of popular and trending lists).
This was three years ago, and it is safe to say we failed to fully consider how many URLs we were generating and the ramifications of that. 14 months ago we addressed the situation. While our intention was never to get these pages in serps, we also realise intent doesn’t factor high. In the arena of thin content we have been caught with our hand in the cookie jar.
… probably not an e store