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Panda 2.5 - Were you affected? Let's figure out why! Questionnaire

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperLinks, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    Did Panda 2.5 kill your rankings?
    Let's figure out why...

    http://www.rationalsurvey.com/s/1633

    Recently Google rolled out a algorithm update that supposedly affected 2% of the SERP results.

    Usually we throw around "ideas" as to what the underlying variables could be that caused the drop in rankings for those of us that were negatively affected by the update.

    I've created a simple questionnaire in an attempt to figure out WHY.

    If you were negatively affected by the Panda 2.5 algorithm update please help us by filling out this questionnaire.

    http://www.rationalsurvey.com/s/1633


    Note: Please ONLY fill this out if you were negatively affected by Panda 2.5 update.
    EDIT: I'll be posting the results in this thread!
     
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  2. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    I filled it out.
     
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  3. swarupreddy

    swarupreddy Newbie

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    I completed the survey..
     
  4. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    I did it too. I had to guess on bounce rate because I use statcounter and I couldn't find the bounce rate. I put 80%... I hope that doesn't mess anything up.

    Very well put together, thanks for doing this!
     
  5. weedsmoker

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    What about results of survey, will it be posted on this thread?
     
  6. DaveWolf

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    Off course not. He is going to use the results to improve his own sites ;)
     
  7. SuperLinks

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    Absolutely! Should I edit the original post to add that?

    The point of this thread is to help the community as a whole.
     
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  8. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Eh, one of my competitors dropped from #1st to #5th, I went up from #5th to #4th.

    Still climbing though lol.

    I really would love to find out what caused this.
     
  9. gorang

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    He said "in the next few weeks".

    It has hardly been enough time yet, so the results will be flawed.
     
  10. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is a really good idea. There is smart enough people on here to crunch those stats together and figure out wtf is going on.
     
  11. SuperLinks

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    Thanks, thats the overall goal. Surprised there hasn't been more feedback....
     
  12. Simas9

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    It`s a great idea! I have just finished filling the questionnaire.

    +rep is on it`s way.
     
  13. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    Filled it out. Mine is weird, some pages skyrocketed and some dropped drastically.
     
  14. VaLeRyA

    VaLeRyA Regular Member

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    filled...
    thanks for this bro
     
  15. gorang

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    We don't even know that the next panda update has been rolled out guys, use your head.
     
  16. no4h~

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    Well, considering Cutts recently posted that we should expect to see a rollout over the coming weeks, and people have noticed rank changes across the board... I'd say it's safe to say there were algorithm updates.
     
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    This is a great idea. I was affected, so I did the survey. I wasn't doing barley any back link either. I think it was my on-page. Maybe a 5-10% duplicate content on some pages and mostly those pages got hit.
     
  18. DebtFreeMe

    DebtFreeMe Regular Member

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    In the last three day's I've been decimated on my earnings... We're talking a 75% to 80% drop... This is a disaster I was just hoping would be a Google dance, we'll see...

    This is a Big Suck...
     
  19. mmmmeme

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    Just completed the survery.

    I was getting around 300 dollars per day with Adsense, now it's a little over 30 dollars. It sucks really, but we have to find a solution to this, because I don't think I'm the only one.

    The only thing I could think about my website were hit by Panda is that my content was scraped by others and it hit me.
     
  20. SarMa-

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    Completed survey, I hope we will figur it out!