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Greg - has the PF been Pandalized?

  1. Apr 17, 2011 #1

    Borek

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    I have been hit - my traffic is about 40% down :grumpy:

    We have already prepaid part of the Summer vacations, and part of my income is Google dependent, no idea how much I will make in April/May/June - future looks blurred at the moment.
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2011 #2
    Question mark ?
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 #3

    Borek

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    Google traffic, Panda is a codename of the latest Google code upgrade that was rolled out about a week ago and substantially changed search results. "Pandalized" is a word play.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 #4
    Thanks, I had no idea what you were talking about.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 #5

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    How does Panda change the results? Does it tend to obscure smaller webpages?
     
  7. Apr 17, 2011 #6

    Greg Bernhardt

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    Hard to say at the moment how PF is affected by Panda. Weekends are always slow. Over the past decade though PF has remained strong over all the google updates. I know google has been very aggressive towards content farms. I hope google doesn't see use as one.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2011 #7

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    Content farms?
     
  9. Apr 17, 2011 #8

    Greg Bernhardt

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  10. Apr 17, 2011 #9

    Borek

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    I am 40% down over the whole week (excluding Sunday, but Sundays is a part of a weekend, weekends are slow, so Sunday won't change much).

    I have not yet checked details about different sites (I have several), but it looks like all have been affected. Hardly surprising - they were built with similar templates.

    What is irritating is the fact that I followed what google always promoted - not to "overseoize", good, original, interlinked content prepared for users, not for search engines (well, I did some small white hat tricks, but nothing blatant). It worked for almost 6 years.
     
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  11. Apr 17, 2011 #10

    Greg Bernhardt

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    Comparing this week to last week our stats are normal. Wonder why you go hit :(
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2011 #12

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    Over the past few weeks whenever I google something the top 10 are yahoo answers (nothing but idiotic remarks), wiki answers (more people giving answers that have no clue), e-how (same as above) it's made finding real information very difficult.
     
  14. Apr 17, 2011 #13

    Greg Bernhardt

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    Forums have generally been viewed in the same realm of sites for poor quality content which is why I am always concerned.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2011 #14
    Didn't have my glasses on because they have been hurting. I opened this thread thinking it read:
    Greg... something, something, PF has been canonized. :biggrin: Well, I thought, that was quick.
     
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