How does one deal with this fear of Panda when it comes to the addition of new content? I am a firm believer overlapping content hit my site that started February 24, 2011. Changes were made over the last 12 months, but to no avail. Iíve mentioned in another thread of making major changes. Or hacking the site to 200 pages from itís current 400. I truly believe each page serves a good purpose or answers a query well without the fluff. Major consolidation would create pages that could be too long to keep user interest. Then I hear a 40 page site has been Pandalized! How on earth can that happen unless the subject area is very narrow? We all must know by now itís not about quality either.
The industry does change from time to time but not as quickly as others. Almost a snailís pace compared to letís say technology. The same older principles still rule and will probably continue for decades.
Iíve been keeping my eye on niche competition and one is creeping forward and deservedly so. Itís an industry magazine with 20,000 in print circulation. I applaud Google for bringing a true content site up in the SERPS instead of all that online etailer drivel. I donít mind the competition, but what bothers me is Iím stuck at what to do. Iíd like to be able to compete, but how? Subdomains?
If Iím correct on assuming overlapping content is the main root of Panda, itís just a matter of time the new competitor should be affected; maybe not. They report on industry techniques and products to which I have been invited to contribute in the past. Online for two years, some articles are used from publications 10 and 15 years old. As mentioned, industry techniques and products change or improve, but they donít remove the older articles when a new one appears. That to me is overlapping. According to the Google site command operator, their page count is 11,500.
Itís just a matter of time before I really get buried by good competition. Incidentally weíre only talking adding a few pages every month or so. I havenít heard much lately about subdomains, or maybe Iíve missed it. Is this helping any Pandalized sites?