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Does Panda 4.0 hate one-pagers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karupoiss, May 23, 2014.

  1. karupoiss

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    So I bought a domain for a kw with really low competition (xxx game cheats), it's a PPD niche. I created about 5 web 2.0-s with spun content to it. I used instantlinkindexer + second tier that consisted of (blogcomments, guestbooks, image comments, trackbacks). Each web 2.0 got around 20 of those. My site appeared on spot #23 two days later. Then I created around 5 more web 2.0-s each day (total 20) untill it went to spot like #130 or so.. and few days later disappeared from top 300. Now it's been like a week as it has been gone from top 300.

    The site had 4 pages, main page with 350 words (unique), contact us, about us and help page, so 4 pages total. 4 out of the 20 web 2.0-s had an exact match anchor text.

    Did my site got hit because it had only 4 pages or because out of 20 web 2.0-s directing to the site 4 had the exact kw as anchor?

    I am hesitant to recreate the site but the competition is low and I have had success with this niche on youtube before.
     
  2. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    It is simply too soon to know what effects does the Panda 4.0 update have
     
  3. SEOSPERM

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    Due to targeting same anchor text, I guess
     
  4. RockstarSEO

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    Anchor and content might have been a problem. I would focus more on that 5 page website which might have caused it disappear from the serps because panda is related to content
     
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    Nope, I have someone who is getting 250,000+ visits from google with 4 quality pages and a bounce rate of 24%.
     
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    Yes Panda 4 will hit one pagers. It is specifically designed to stop thin sites from ranking in the top spots. A one (or 4) page site is by definition thin.

    Also, certian pages will add to your SEO score, you need an about us page, a contact page, a privacy policy, a sitemap, and a disclaimer, to get maximum points.

    Your site may well have suffered from the linkdamage as well from what you described, but Panda is a thin/poor content update, and it will hit sites with few pages, especially of the content is shaky.
     
  7. lover

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    You may need to create more tier 1 links.
     
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    No. I am monitoring a one page, ex-startup, that has an expired domain ranking on the page 1/2 for a keyword with 40K US monthly searches. At the moment there is no content there and it was a one pager, landing page kind of a site (you know those sites for apps)
     
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    depends on a lot of factors including on-page and the amount of content on the page.
     
  10. matrix79

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    There were other updates just before Panda 4. It could be that you are hit with something else although I agree it's too early to tell.
     
  11. tb303

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    I have a single page churn and burn site that was #2 and disapeared from the serps.
    But today has appeared again at #10. Was ready to burn it as its a prime target for panda (1 indexed page the rest are meta noindex etc) not sure what to do with it now.
    Wait some more i guess.
    Backlink wise its 50%+ domain&url (partial match domain) and 6% for the main keyword, GSA SER mostly, some SENuke, hi PR blog links from here & a handful sape (LOL kinda spammy now I list it - good quality spintax used though)
     
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    themcnealies Newbie

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    It is difficult to say anything for sure, keep building backlinks and monitor your serps.
     
  13. davids355

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    based on my small portfolio of sites, and how they have faired in the last week, i would say its likely thin sites were definitely targeted.
     
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    My one-pagers are still looking solid, so it must be something else.
     
  15. SEOBS

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    Depends on what you do with it, if you plan to stuff it with affiliate links then I wish you a LOT of good luck as they most probably won't hold.

    If it's a legit page with perhaps address and contact details, Google+ and all that shit it will probably hold.

    As a matter of fact I just setup 30 buffer domains for clients to rank them for their keywords as links from ranking pages are stronger then from non ranking pages, and they all rank in the top 50 with little effort (just 10 high PR blog posts pointed at each of those domains), no idea how long these rankings will hold as it's just a static page on a Wordpress site with categories/author/date/tags etc noindexed. No Google+ stuff / address or anything like that, no affilaite links either, just 1 link to the client site in a 800 word article.

    The 10 blog posts cover 4-8 different anchors.
     
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    From a logical point of view, Google is always trying to give its users better quality results. Google may see one page websites as websites with less quality to its users. Therefore websites with more pages (and content) may be more likely to rank higher.

    A couple of my 3/4 page websites have fallen slightly for me, but nothing too noticeable.
     
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    A privacy policy page seems as a must for the comming updates..
     
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    It's funny you say that as most people noindex their privacy policy pages.

    Btw 95% of business sites don't have a privacy page at all so I think it's nonsense to think that it's a must.