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how to recover from panda penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gamemerlin, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. gamemerlin

    gamemerlin Junior Member

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    Hi I started micro niche site to test some SEO techniques. It started to rank now it is gone. I used scraped content and put in the best spinner so this site had crappy content.

    How does panda work in terms of permanamcy. Once you get slapped can u fix it by removing the dupe content and adding new content that is unique?
     
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    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    Are you sure that is not a exact match domain penalty?
    I think that is no way to recover from that
     
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    First of all you must understand what cause the problem...

    P.S. Sites lose ranking, got deindexed, get out of searches even before the latest G updates.

    Thank you
     
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    Recoveries are tough at best, depends on a lot of things, how bad your site was, how bad you got slapped, how bad your link profile is...etc....if I were to find one of my domains slapped, I would abandon it straight away and start fresh on a new domain, instead of spending months wrestling with a penalized domain, i'll be back on page 1 within a month with a fresh site.....I note this doesn't fly so well with "brands"...
     
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    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    as mentioned first you need to understand what exactly went wrong. then try to fix it.. wait few weeks if no luck, probably it is best to start with a new domain and avoid making same mistakes
     
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    if the site is less than 6 months old, you can start over again with new one. if you have spent more time , then you should replace all the dup content with original one...
     
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    It's kind of similar to penguin but the question is how do you know what really went wrong. A lot of people complain of one ailment and treat it meanwhile what is actually wrong with them is entirely different from what they are treating. You can identify the pages or site with the spun content and delete or update it with a better one. You can also use disavow tool to ignore the bad links you don't want.
     
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    One way to see if your domain is still strong, is to post a new article for a low competition keyword with enough searches.
    Make the article 100% unique and see what happens.
    Just write it yourself if needed, doesn't have to be a masterpiece so it would only take you a few minutes.
     
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    As a last resort...maybe after trying the above step (but before abandoning your domain) then just search "webmaster tools reconsideration request" - watch the video before you submit everything, change your site (remove duplicate content, content syndication, and show you have tried to remove any BH links etc).

    Then submit.
     
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    Now you see that your strategy doesn't work, so try with quality content and you will see difference.
     
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    Identify first why your site has been hit. If the issue is too severe to fix, better off to rebuild your site on a new domain.
     
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    Ranking with scraped, spun content will only last for a short time at best. You need to write your own content that is legible and unique. You don't need to write perfect content, just make sure it's good enough that people will actually read it. There is no point in having a site that no one will read.

    Recovering from Panda is relatively easy. I've recovered 2 sites so far with only minor changes. The tricky one is Penguin. If you were hit by the recent Panda update then I can almost guarantee that your spun, scraped content had something to do with it. You might also have pages duplicated across your site. Also, be sure to interlink your pages, add images/video where it makes sense and try to link out to authority sites.

    Also, don't submit a reconsideration request to Google for a Panda penalty. That is a total waste of your time.
     
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  14. gamemerlin

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    Thanks for all the tips and support. Shit I didn't know there was an exact match domain penalty how f---ing stupid. Yeah I haven't done search in 6 months, I'll try to recover just to learn, I suspect it is content related. I pretty sure it is content related, also may be the exact match domain issue.

    Hope the admins don't mind I think I thanked everyone who answered this. Omg I am beginning to think it is impossible to rank top 5 anymore for anything.
     
  15. kate12

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    To get rid of Panda, you must get rid of low quality content. You need to figure out thin content or content which doesn't add much value. You have to get a couple of choices, no-index them, delete them or update them with detailed information to make it a quality content, it would be helpful and useful to readers.
    If your site traffic drop is the result of Panda or something else, you should also analyze traffic drop dates and match it with the Pnada update dates.
     
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    If you think your site may have been hit by a Panda penalty, the first step is to verify that it's a Panda-related penalty, and not another ranking drop. First check your Google Webmaster Tools for warnings from Google that might indicate another kind of penalty, including Panguin or manual action. Then verify that the date of rankings or traffic drops lines up with a date that Panda ran.


    If you've verified Panda, then you or your SEO team needs to do a complete site audit against the list of Panda triggers above and determine which aspects of your site may be causing the penalty. By far and away the most common cause of a Panda penalty is duplicate content. Spot check your content and run Google exact match searches to see if that content is duplicated across the internet. This will also reveal internal duplicate content issues.


    Make sure that almost every page of your site has unique content, a substantial amount (at least 100 words on the low end) and that your site uses canonical tags to avoid internal duplicate issues. Ensure that the site has no more than 3 ads on a page, and that those ads don't push the unique page content below the scroll (a substantial amount of content should be visible, not just a line or two). This also means looking for site template content blocks that could appear to be ads to Googlebot, such as subscribe forms and internal banners.