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Why Panda update affected some and not others

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gorang, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    This is what i've come to conclude about the Panda update.

    Google slapped "content farms". These are basically sites which populate themselves with posts from another site or very similar content.


    Now this makes sense, so why are really good sites with 100% unique content dropped in rankings?


    It is a knock-on effect of slapping content farms. The better your content, the more content farm websites wills crape your content and host it. This has been helping many websites rankings, but now, because the content farms have been slapped, the links pointing to the really good websites have been devalued. This is why really good websites have consequently dropped in the ranking as well.


    We've also heard a lot of people noticing that article marketing robot is not having the same effect on their website. This is likely because a lot of article directories accept duplicate content. Article directories have also seen a huge drop, including Ezine articles!


    Many of us in niches where people don't tend to link to your content or copy it are completely unaffected.


    Just to note, I don't believe profile links are affected by Panda, I have no reason to believe this.


    Conclusion? The duplicate content "myth" is now a reality!
     
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    I'm interested in your opinion and in this discussion, anyway i can't understand why you came to this conclusion.
     
  3. gorang

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    A long time ago there was a lot of hype and misconception about the "duplicate content myth".

    Well with the recent Panda update, duplicate content on other websites is devalued, especially if the site hosting the content has a lot of duplicate content from other websites. These websites will not rank very well and any links from these websites(including article directories) will be worth much less.

    So it could be said that the duplicate content myth has now become a reality.
     
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    Are other people seeing the same effects, i have several sites with links from what would probably be considered farms but they seem to be OK so far. Also anybody use autoblogs, how are they holding up?
     
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    So this means if I start blasting my competitors's each and every piece content (without spinning) with AMR with a link back to them then they will suffer the drop in rankings?
     
  6. poolhall

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    I think what it means is that links from content farms etc are worth less than they used to be. So if you're ranking was based on having lots of links from content farms, you are now getting less link juice from those links and may drop in ranking as a result.

    New links should not cause the ranking to drop, but may cause the site to dance in the serps.

    The net result is you will need more links than ever before if you're using article marketing.
     
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    Solid spinning should still work. Unique content, spun on the sentence, and paragraph level with a minimum of 60% uniqueness should keep you afloat.

    Not all content farms got hit. Sites like eHow.com saw huge jumps, mainly because they didn't have dup content.


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    True! Google is far from perfect.