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Google is putting money before us and anyone thinking otherwise is a fool.
[edited by: tedster at 3:27 am (utc) on May 28, 2013]
Mods, I shortened it, is this now ok?
I think the reason is because on every page repeats the same text and just change some data (name of city dwellers, zip code, etc.).
Content is of poor quality but the same thing is repeated on every page.
Also I have the same site in another language so Google might consider it doubled.
How I can do to recover my visits?
...make sure that all of your indexed pages are of the highest quality possible and that they are fantastic representatives of your website, in a way that all new users will be drawn in and want to recommend your website to their friends.
My guess: The advice we're getting is meant for 'article' sites / blogs - that's why it's just not 'adding up'.Why do you say that? It looks like JohnMu had taken some time to browse your site before posting, so you would think he'd recognize the forum format. At least that was my impression. Articles and blogs (except for comments section) are the antithesis of UGC, so it would be hard to think of one thing and give you an advice on something opposite. In any case, forums and forum-like sites are particularly susceptible to poor content quality, so whatever he was talking about (and the entire conversation around Panda issues) is very much applicable to forums.
I used to combine (based on text length and word usage and simple text analysis) sentences that could be considered valid, with other sentences from later down in the thread replies (if those in the initial post were too short). This worked well for many many years.I had a similar approach only I've taken the beginning sentences of the UGC snippets because there would be no good way to find what's valid or not. I have also done it for years (at least for the last 10) and I'm not going to change it because if also works well with Bing and I value Bing traffic very much. It may not be exactly the best description but at least it's not completely built by a robot either, which would have happened if you've removed the meta description and let Google do it for you.