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Google really needs to keep up me thinks
1) You're not alone. I know a whole slew of information-site owners in my topic area who got whacked by panda. (Some have sites that go back to the 1990s.)
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Our site is an information site that has been at its current domain since 2001, has unsolicited links from the likes of the BBC and an EU government site, has only professionally-written (usually in-depth) content, has never done anything remotely shady in terms of SEO, and has been slugged or slapped by nearly every panda update since February, 2011.
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U.S.-based information site with an international audience, at its current domain for nearly a dozen years and at a previous location for more than 16 years. Hit by Panda 1.0 in February, 2011 and currently down at least 60 percent from 2010 traffic levels despite content growth over the last 2-1/2 years.
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[edited by: JD_Toims at 3:47 pm (utc) on Jul 25, 2014]
You can take a laptop or netbook with you, but the browser sends the same user-agent as a desktop.
So Google's Analytics gets it wrong, what, 90% or 100% of the time?
Create great content of intrinsic value in a non-commercial niche that strangers will find and want to do-follow link to? ;)
If you feel that way, then by all means "quit Google." Robots.txt is your friend.
If you block your site by robots.txt (or by any other means), then scraper sites would benefit from the content they stole from your website.
My comment was addressed to the "organic search is dead" crowd.
Like Google, we believe that serving the user is the most productive strategy over the long haul.
[edited by: JD_Toims at 3:55 am (utc) on Jul 26, 2014]
Following the rules doesn't generate the traffic it used to.
[edited by: TapFam at 11:05 am (utc) on Jul 26, 2014]
I file DMCA removal requests and Google denies them
Eg facebook posts, even if I have 100 000 fans, will only be seen by 5000 of those, and perhaps 1000 or less will actually visit the site from a post.
How is it possible you made an effort to improve [and likely did], yet have less traffic today than you did years ago, unless something fundamental changed at Google?
You’re a smart publisher; therefore you publish fewer pages... to receive less traffic(?)
That sure as heck doesn’t make sense to me.