joined:Mar 12, 2004
Four years and two months ago I had a website which was raking in a cool half a million a year on user created content. Then there was Panda, and after about 6 months I had to take a real job and work for someone else.
I've kept my old website alive with the latest technology (I am a programmer, after all) but it's only in the past few months that traffic stopped going down month after month.
Now I'm wondering what I can do to eliminate the dead weight. My site has so many articles that I have to have a dedicated server to handle it. If I could eliminate the articles which haven't had any readers in, say, 6 months, I could get rid of 70% of the articles and switch to cheaper hosting.
Or course I'm also curious as to the SEO benefits of this. Can I figure out which articles Google deems Panda-hostile by looking at traffic patterns? Can I salvage anything out of this several-hundred-dollars-a-month website?
I'd love to read your advice.