I feel sick and tired of this fight.
I never did spam, always tried to play by the rules. I was a "knight"...
Panda is a disaster for the usual webmaster.
Now we have to worry about unwanted links, block a lot of robot scrapers and Negative-SEO.
If we have some time left, maybe we will create great and unique content.
Top position are fixed, the rest is random per: geolocation, browser and time of day.
Also, we are blind, no info from analytics.
Each week another small tweak.
When they fix something, they break something else.
Also, for me, it's frustrating that in my niche , a top 200 Alexa sites is dominating the Serps using techniques that worked well in Caffeine update. I mean "indexed search results" page => millions of them from the same site, ranking high. This + (bad) auto translated content, so they cover a lot of local SERPS.
Penguin is one year late and the game feels like is FUBAR...
Panda seems to be really stupid in some blatant cases.
IF authority site, THEN no Panda; Panda go kill competition.
We are terrorist in the eye of Google, they do not negotiate with terrorists!
It's like a mind game. Google is dominated by paranoia:
- No updates confirmation
- no communications (Matt is a very clever Joker, John Mu is a hard working guy)
- if there is something to communicate, it will NOT be a clear message. The message will be very interpretable.
- big updates on non-working periods (see 1st of May or Easter)
- week-end updates
- WMT is 2-5 day behind on big updates.
- WMT keyword info seems to be fake, keyword variation is a chaos.
- Analytics is more than one day late with hourly details when there is an update.
All this to fool and blind us, to make us wonder if is a Google change or a seasonal problem.
It's impossible to contact google. All the spam reports seems to be ignored, the Webmaster Central Forum is a bad/cruel joke, populated with cruel jokers (Lysis).
From time to time, we see a response from a "Googler GOD" => front page news!
Google is working like a terrorist organisation. Each cell has access only to limited informations (need to know basis).
I see this each week, when I talk with the Adsense team.
They are clueless, more than that, they are NOT prepared and kind of unprofessional!
They lack basic webmaster training, they do not even know the adsense interface very well!
Yes, they are STUPID, I said it!
Many times I feel the urge to scream at them, that something is broker, that they are stupid or blind!
It's not possible to lose 50% of the clicks in 2 month period without any change on the site, and 10% decrease thanks to Panda...
But they are looking at stats and they are searching for clues. without results.
The truth is they do not have access to the "game masters".
They play their little role, for the monthly paycheck and that's it.
The big problem is that we have no alternative now or in the near future to Google.
Everybody is a captive Google client!