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One of my competitors seems like beating panda

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by totonos, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. totonos

    totonos Registered Member

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    In one of my sites one of my big competitors seems like managing to beat panda. At one day he was suddenly not even in top100 in several search terms in which he was number 1
    Then after 2 days he is back with other domain and this time with https (dont know if that says something). He did redirection in he old domain. After 1 week he is still number one with the new domain in all of the search terms.
     
  2. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    That is not a big deal. Beating panda is very easy.
     
  3. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Please elaborate. I'm still getting humped by panda and I've followed every tip and guide posted here.
     
  4. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    Here is what i did when my site got hit by the october 14 update. I lost about 60 percent of the traffic due to that. I started to go over the whole site. There were about 300 articles in total. I went over each one of them, and finally decided that about 40 articles were not well-written. They were 300-word posts written by non-native speakers. So i decided to remove them. I removed 3 articles every day. I went over the other 250 articles in the site. I found out that about 60 articles need improvement.

    Many out of those articles also seemed to get traffic but were having a very large bounce rate. Now that means those articles were causing most of the damage. So i decided to spend about 40 days just on writing that particular content. I raised the word count to about 1000 in every one of them. Not just word count but the article quality was also improved manifold. 3 months later, i got back about 40 percent of the lost 60 percent traffic. Cool, ain't it?

    On the other hand, getting out of penguin is not easy. But panda, it is easy if you will it.
     
  5. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I recently got hit by Panda. Penguin, I've had no trouble with. I have a lot of reading up on Panda to do then, I guess.
     
  6. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    Very interesting. I'm curious, did you 301 the old links to other pages or just let them die?
     
  7. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Also, do you mean he redirected his http to his https? I don't understand.
     
  8. shaggy93

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    Beating Panda isn't tough as compared to get your site back from the penguin shit.
     
  9. ThopHayt

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    That's maybe the dumbest thing I have ever heard if he did do that. HTTPS is just security has NOTHING to do with a page's URL really. You can add an "s" to this site we're on right now and it'll still take you to the exact same address. I'm guessing the OP simply didn't know much about domains etc and was just looking at ANYTHING he could to try to notice a difference.