sid786 - 3:58 am on Mar 3, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 5:12 am (utc) on Mar 3, 2013]
One of my main site was affected by Panda in 2011. Since then, I haven't really worked my butt off to bring it back.
Today, however, when I knew my competitor managed to kick Panda in its nuts and is now enjoying 50k pageviews everyday, I was totally surprised... or, let's say, pumped up to work harder!
Some of my blogging friends are following similar strategy too, which are outlined below.
WordPress tags: “Noindex, follow.” This makes sense, as tags are basically auto-generated content.
About, Privacy and Contact page: If they are in the footer, noindex and nofollow them.
Header: Nofollow the header, as this is visible on every page. I am shocked! Should I implement this technique?
Old articles: Articles that are thin and has content less than 100 words, noindex, follow them.
WordPress Categories: Follow the tag strategy — noindex, follow them.
Note: I have checked 4-5 websites, and many of them are following this pattern post-Panda.
Basically, apart from posts, everything is either noindexed and/or nofollowed.
What are your thoughts?
I remember Matt Cutts saying not to nofollow any of the internal links back in 2009 ( video: [youtube.com...] ) But these guys are adding noindex along with nofollow on About and Contact pages.
Eager to hear your opinion!
[edit reason] make link clickable [/edit]
[edited by: tedster at 5:12 am (utc) on Mar 3, 2013]