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Is it harder to rank a site post Panda??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tony20, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. tony20

    tony20 Power Member

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    Hey guys

    I know the Panda update is a little old news now but has the Panda update made it harder to get a new site ranked?

    Before I was able to buy a name, stick wordpress on it, out and article on it and boom, 2 or 3 days later it was picked up by the spiders and ranked.

    Donesn't seem to be happening like that now a days. or at least for me anyone.

    Anyone got any ideas??

    cheers
     
  2. tony20

    tony20 Power Member

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    anyone??
     
  3. theironlemming

    theironlemming Junior Member

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    No problems here. You need to diversify your linking strategies though. From what I've heard, Panda is a filter not part of the ranking algo.
     
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    Not if you had bad habits before panda. I haven't noticed anything.
     
  5. allysona

    allysona Newbie

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    I've had a few issues with getting sub-domains (without backlinks) indexed - otherwise every things been good

    even running WPRobot sites without spinning
     
  6. tony20

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    Thanks guys, atleast i know i dont have to do much differet. I'll keep on plugging away. cheers
     
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    Bought a new domain fresh from godaddy two weeks ago and its number one for its popular domain names. Bought some similar domains in the same week and did similar thing with them and they are flagging like crap???
     
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    Yeah, the domain i bought was from a godaddy auction. Its a really really really nice name!! But i think its been black listed or something as I'm having diffculties getting it indexed!
     
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    I haven't been hit or seen any difference in anything on any of my sites from "Panda". Maybe my shit was just that good from the very beginning.
     
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    It has changed a few things. People have seriously started to re-consider spam backlinks since the Panda update. Quite a lot of people are now focusing on high link authority, and relevant backlinks. It hasn't really made it "harder", it just "changed" things a bit. SEO is always evolving, and more so BH.

    I created a new site last two weeks with wordpress and I was able to rank it in 3 days. Created FaceBook Acccount/Page (got 1,000 likes), created Twitter (2,100 followers), made some YouTube videos, (each video has over 3,000 views) a bunch of relevant backlinks... it's seeing 100-200 unique visitors a day right now with roughly 5% purchasing. Not bad for an initial investment of around $60. Made that back in the first 5 days.

    It's not hard.... you just have to do things differently :)
     
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    Ha ha dont talk too soon fella! lol
     
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    If you're having trouble getting your sub domains indexed, post the sub domain link on the home page of the site, it should be indexed fast.
     
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    To answer your original question: Is it harder to rank a site post Panda?

    Honest, does it matter? You don't have a time travel machine or something, do you?
     
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    If anything I find it easier
     
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    I think it is easier to rank now to be honest.
     
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    im having great success with blog posts, and no success from forum profiles
     
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    I purchased a site that was making $4,000/month or so before the panda update and is now making $1,200/month (adsense). Google traffic before accounted for 85% of the site traffic. Now it accounts for about 18% of the traffic. The site has thousands of PLR articles on it.

    I purchased the site after the panda update so the price I paid reflected the $1,200/month. I thought I may be able to boost it back up to $4,000/month but I don't see an easy way of bringing the income back up without rewriting all the PLR articles.

    The site also creates pages with titles based on search terms used to find the site. This creates tons of duplicate content.

    I believe these types of sites were the most affected. Content that is not unique and duplicate content on the same domain.
     
  18. Dan Da Man

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    3 days??? You must have found a very uncompetitive niche, or your straight G!
     
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    Think natural, act natural, build natural... I would say that ranking today is the same unless you used unconventional methods that revolved around linkfarms, which was one of the main objectives that the Panda hit hard on.