What Should I Do About My Article Site (Hit by Panda)? Sell it or Repost?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by SanJoGuy, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. SanJoGuy

    SanJoGuy Newbie

    Jan 28, 2014
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    I have an article site that I started about 4 years ago. It has 180 articles on it (800 words or more for each article) and I've written all the articles myself. It's just different topics that I'm familiar with, from celebrities, to health/medical, to travel tips.

    In 2011 I had about 1,300 visitors a day coming to my website from Google search and was making around $500 a month from Adsense. I was hit by Google Panda then and haven't recovered since. I've tried redesigning the site, disavowing possible bad backlinks, and putting less ads on each page below the fold and all that, to no avail. Now my site gets between 75 visitors to 100 visitors a day and the few ads on each page only make me around $8 per month. :(

    I realize selling it now would probably bring in very little, if anything. I've thought about taking all the articles off and starting a brand new site with them, but by now many other sites have copied my content or snippets from my articles all over the web and linked back to me. I could issue DMCA takedown notices but it would take forever and I'm sure this would probably be very difficult for the ones who simply quoted snippets of my articles on Yahoo Answers, Facebook, etc. So If I repost the articles on a new site of mine, it may get hit by another Google penalty (because Google will probably view my new site as duplicating content from other sites).

    I'm confused as to how to make the best of this and come out with the most money so all the time I spent writing articles wasn't wasted.

    Thank you for any advice you can give me.
  2. Pirat102

    Pirat102 Newbie

    Feb 22, 2014
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    exhibitions domain on auction site