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Panda 3.0?

8:34 am on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible that Panda 3.0 just rolled out (as of May 6, 2011)? Perhaps it's in the process of rolling out? I'm seeing a massive shake up in the search niches that I monitor, results are bouncing all over the place. My websites seem to be slipping again to a new all time Google referral low.

I've gone through my sites with a fine tooth comb. No link exchanges, no purchased links, no duplicate content, high quality original articles only (many of which I researched for weeks), aged trusted domains (some of which I paid tens of thousands of dollars for), etc. I deliberately stayed away from the SEO techniques of the day and just attempted to drive traffic to my sites through the long slow steady process of adding new content.

Has anyone recovered from Panda? I've been a full time webmaster for 10 years and I cannot for the life of me figure out where my sites are in the "wrong".
6:02 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I think alot of webmasters have become scared with Panda and this has led to widespread changes. Some webmasters are noindexing large sections of weak content on their site and others are deleting all outbound links. This massive amount of change will surely impact the serps and create a ripple effect. Not to mention the chance of Google making tweaks to Panda or adding new quality signals to the algo. I am not expecting the serps to be very stable for at least a few more weeks if not months.
6:07 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Being discussed here:


Maybe this thread should be merged into yours?

[edited by: tedster at 2:44 am (utc) on May 7, 2011]
[edit reason] fixed the link [/edit]

7:26 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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are you talking about .co.uk by any chance?
7:32 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing the exact same thing. All of my sites went through a major ranking shakeup (negative) in unrelated niches.
8:04 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There is another thread about it. Yes there are new updates rolled out. However the GOOD NEWS is as usual YOUTUBE is being promoted at a super duper large scale once again by our beloved Google. Well no doubt they love their own sister sites.
8:42 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That's almost like incest. :)

Then again, Daddy always like to see his little girl do well. The real question is how many times is youtube going to be the debutante coming down the spiral staircase?

I'll believe in google once again as soon as they quit/cease promoting their product (sites) over the Rest Of The Web.
2:46 am on May 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Let's discuss algo changes in the dedicated thread: Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2011 [webmasterworld.com]. That makes everything a lot more useful as a future reference.