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When asked if an iteration of Panda was implemented this week, a Google spokesperson told us, “yes.” She also provided the following statement:
“We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year.”
If you’ve followed the Google Panda update saga throughout the year, you may recall Dani Horowitz’s story. She runs an IT discussion community called Daniweb, and it was hit hard by the Panda update, but she made a lot of changes, and gradually started to build back some Google cred
[edited by: Shatner at 12:43 am (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]
riding right along the edge of some sort of threshold
My site is a medium site with 100,000+ pages
[edited by: Whitey at 1:34 am (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]
We didn't do much other than that. I believe we may have been incorrectly hit in the first Panda update and just recovered in July when Google said that update was made to help sites that were incorrectly hit. However, that theory is invalidated today, unless Google mistakenly reverted back to some Panda factors that were in place before July.
Did you consider cutting pages with poor performance, low PR , high bounce rate?BR can very well depend on what visitors Google sends and that of course changes quite often.
[edited by: walkman at 1:39 am (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]
As I stated in another thread - google is full of crap. Their guide to building a better site (to help pandalized sites) is just something to make people feel that they have some 'control' over the Pandalty - but you don't and you can't recover. Ever. Once you are hit, you are done.
The inquiry against Google needs to be intensified, Google's destroying lives with such drastic changes. Yes, I saw another iteration too, or something. I'm finding eBay is now tops for many keywords that wikipedia was before... and now wikipedia is nowhere to be seen on them.