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Will blocking profiles help with a Panda recovery?

   
2:21 am on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm struggling a bit on recovering from Panda.

I managed to recover 20% only of the loss.


My question is by blocking the profiles on the website is it advisable?

Eg.
website.com/member=1212
11:23 am on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I've heard of people making this part of their Panda recovery work, but never heard of it being the only action taken and that it then caused a recovery. I personally find it unlikely to be the issue that causes a Panda demotion, but I suppose it might if the proportion of profile pages is large compared to other content.

I'd look at a couple of factors - whether the profile pages would provide real value in a search result, and whether there are lots of profile pages that are basically inactive shells.

It's not clear what kind of site you are running, however some people have exposed their forum member profiles to search only after a certain level of involvement - and therefore a certain level of content depth for the profile page.
3:42 am on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply Ted.
I'm running a Classified Ads Portal.

Seems like the profiles has no real value on the search and i dont want it to appear as well on the search engine.
2:24 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)



Try to condition the visibility,
"if member wrote XX words in about then make profile indexed"

or something like that.
5:55 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)



How about facebook?
I made a search with my name + the keyword facebook and I get 18,700,000 profiles.

Was facebook hit by penguin?, I don't think so...
6:27 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Facebook is entirely different than mom&pop-website-example.com. Trying to equate Facebook to a "mom&pop" site isn't valid.
6:28 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Not all of those are results from Facebook.

The OP is talking about Panda.

Facebook doesn't rely on Google for their traffic.

I have all of my profiles noindex, follow.