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Google Panda 23, 24, & 25...?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys, I came across a site I could buy real cheap that USED TO be a big seller. Its external SEO looks clean, but it got absolutely KILLED back in 2013 by Google's Panda updates.

    Essentially it lost 90% of its traffic during the updates of Google Panda 23, and 24... and was dead by Panda 25.

    What the hell did those Panda updates target in a site that could disembowel a website's traffic like that? I want to see what killed this site in case I can buy it out and reverse it back to its 2013 glory.

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    Is the content original? Scraped / copied / spun content would be my guess.
     
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  3. ThopHayt

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    No, that is the weird thing... the content all looks 100% original. Nothing spun either. That was what I would have assumed too given the brutal drop, but it isn't copied content. It is a bit thin in the content, but no worse than a lot of sites that are just fine today.

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    Too much duplicated content within the site itself perhaps?
     
  5. ThopHayt

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    No not at all, but I just did a little digging and found that they DO have a problem with people stealing and using THEIR content, even with their website's name in it. Would Panda 23 dumb enough to hurt a site for being stolen from?

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    If the site is affected by Panda then it must be a content issue, but can't tell without analizing it.
     
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    Doubt it, and likely if so it would have corrected itself with future updates.
     
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  8. ThopHayt

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to have to jump in the Wayback Machine at Archive.org a bit more and see what the hell sunk their ship.

    It is REALLY odd that a domain went from 20k visitors a day down to a trickle over a couple Panda updates. I've avoided sites that got Penguin slapped in the past, but have never came across a site that Panda took down.

    Outside of content quality/uniqueness is there any major THING that Panda 23 and 24 focused on back in December 2012 - January 2013? Could they have been doing something fishy in the HTML/CSS? Did Google smash cloakers that year?

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  9. ThopHayt

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    Update:

    Just wanted to bump this thread real quick to see if anybody here had any more info about what Google Panda 23, 24, & 25 updates did. Thx

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    Which platform was the website using? The reason why I'm asking is because the site could have been spammed internally (To many OBL's). I doubt those inner pages would show up in wayback.

    Maybe something to look into.
     
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  11. ThopHayt

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    You know what... some DID show up in the WayBackMachine and it DID have a LOT of outbound links. But I didn't think it would be an issue because they were mostly to .gov and really high quality authority resources.

    Do you think that could be an issue???

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  12. jacker818

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    Well considering the vulnerabilities websites had back in those days that could definitely be the issue. How much does that website cost? If its really that cheap take the gamble and load the website into webmaster tools. If you notice a manual action then you have your anwser..
     
  13. ThopHayt

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    Do you consider $350 cheap? Its in my niche though. Exactly in my exact niche.

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    Could have been worse to be honest lol. I would probably try it.
     
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    Hmm, I think I will. Thanks for the insight man.

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    I fort the new google update is spying on used domains , when old domains are re registred any old content used with that domain or links, will get the domain deleted or penalised stright away ...

    Be carefull

    Ps. Check that the domain had no pbn pointing at it ,as that will cause you problams aswell ..
     
  17. ThopHayt

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    It may well be. Luckily I have the exact same niche/topic so it is safer than changing the topic. But I definitely don't trust Google.

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    For my latest project I am using content from expired domains as content for my t1 links.

    Also, I am registering niche relevant expired domains then restoring the original website and dropping my link.

    So far it's been working like a charm.
     
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    Using old content for a domain is not a problem. It is when you re-register a domain and put content on the site that isn't relevant to the links pointing to the site.