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My website Slammed after latest Penguin 2.0 update

     
11:10 am on Jun 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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With the recent Panda 2.0 update on 22 May 2013 my site www.example.com is lost our top position (10th) for all top keywords e.g “free widget sites” and “free online widget sites”. In fact we are ranking on my site www.example.com as floating since April 2012 when Panda and Penguin update was rolled out in the span of less than a week. Since then the traffic was flat and never picked up. The major drop in the traffic I came on 27 September 2012 when Google launched when Google launched Panda #20 and EMD (Exact match domain) update. Since then the traffic on the site is dropping and never picked up.

In fact we did not do back linking. The only thing we have been doing is posting articles, social bookmarking and maintaining social profiles on (FB, Twitter and Pinterest). No Back linking in past 18 months.

My site is www.example.com, I am clueless what to do now!

[edited by: bill at 5:42 am (utc) on Jun 14, 2013]
[edit reason] No links to your sites or keywords. See TOS [/edit]

1:06 pm on June 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Check your backlinks, you have a ton of spammy low quality links that starting coming in near the beginning of April 2013. Get busy with analyzing all your backlinks and attempting to get these spammy low quality links removed - I see a reconsideration request in your future.
1:13 pm on June 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Adam,

I see what you are trying to say, Even I noticed this using Google webmaster incoming link data. However, we have been loosing keyword ranking since Aug 2012. In all these months traffic has dropped consistently.
5:00 pm on June 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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EXACT same story here. Constant traffic drop, then the pinguin slam. We have submitted 3 reconsideration requests. No change.
5:16 pm on June 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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In fact we did not do back linking. The only thing we have been doing is posting articles, social bookmarking and maintaining social profiles on (FB, Twitter and Pinterest). No Back linking in past 18 months.


You aren't large enough. Doesn't anyone get it? Google is trying to give results that people not only want, but expect. When searching for online dates, they want to present the big players; match, zoosk, okcupid, etc. Google doesn't care if you've optimized to take advantage of certain words, they want to present the big players.

Small sites are not in Google's future. You WILL be pushed out.
4:55 am on June 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hi StoutFiles,

When you say smaller site (I could not get you) the domain www.example.com is 12 years old domain (since 2001) (older than example.org which was created in 2003).

Can you let me know what is you definition of smaller site.

[edited by: bill at 5:44 am (utc) on Jun 14, 2013]

2:56 pm on June 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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When you say smaller site


Users, pagerank, etc. Sites with many users and established pagerank will continue to do better and better as Google Search evolves. Smaller sites that try to focus on keywords will fall behind. Google is actively moving away from that.
6:29 pm on June 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I saw no original content or images. All images appear to be generic stock photos. I also saw no authoritative writing on this field.

And very hard to navigate around a maze of adverts.

If I am looking for information on widget dating I expect to see it run by an acknowledged and named authority on widget dating, with original photographs of widget dating, and hopefully, an author who was raised and lives in the widget dating capital itself.
6:15 am on June 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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During our investigation we also found that we have been hit badly more by Panda update than Penguin in the past.

Do you like to say that we are over optimized by content because it's the same content that bring them on top April 2011, for all high traffic keywords we were on 1st spot.
2:17 pm on June 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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mromero,

When you say authoritative content, what do want to say! I can't get you fully.

All the content we used are unique. are you indicating on Google+ authorship?
8:27 pm on July 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Authority: expert, well known, users on the web recommend you, etc.

By "content we used" do you mean something your site actually created, did you buy the content, ...?