What to do after Hit by Google Panda Algorithm

Google Panda change the way we business online and no one can forget the 24 February 2011 date when Google Panda was launched. Its the new algorithm which filters the content in Google search engines for quality. Year ago the main problem in search results was duplicate content produce by spammers but now after one year we have seen lots of changes and new sites have come to the scene very quickly. Many gurus are saying that Panda likes fresh content and that’s why lots of old website have seeing a high traffic drop. After Panda Update 3.3 Google is now rolling out its link evaluation signal that they have been using over the years to rank websites.

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Panda Timeline.

Google releases Panda 1.0 on 24 February 2011 which was a killer for low quality website with thousands of useless pages. Than in April 11 2011 Panda 2.0 was release and this time it effects the 2% of the total search queries. After that all other updates are the minor updates but still many websites are effected by these updates.

What makes your Site Vulnerable.

First and most important thing which makes your site vulnerable is low quality content. If you are hit Panda update than you should immediately remove all low quality content from your blog. Second thing you should consider is creating high quality inbound links and keep in mind that here quality is mater rather than quantity.

Google now considering many more factors how much time does your website visitors spent on individual pages or on a whole on your blog. Don’t try to publish same content over and over again on your site.

How to recover from Google Panda Effect.

If your blog bounce rate is also too high than your blog is also in danger. Try to use related posts plugin and highlight the main articles on your blog in the sidebar permanently. I have also write a detailed post on How to Recover from Google Panda Effect.

Try to remove irrelevant ads on your blog and use less advertisements as possible. Many bloggers use related tags or Tag cloud in there website which is declared keyword stuffing by Google.

Don’t try to fool Google by changing the Title and content of any article. If you do so than your blog is in high danger. Don’t try to use same keywords over and over again i your articles and write in a natural way.

New Link Building Rules.

If you build too many irrelevant, low quality back-links in no time than you are inviting Google to ban your site. Gone are the days when quantity was matter but now all matters is quality of back-links.

Don’t ever use same anchor text in all your links instead use different anchor text every-time you create back-link.

Guest posting is very popular now a days but if you are submitting your posts on irrelevant sites than you are wasting your time. Try to submit posts only on site related to your blog niche.

Links Building tricks that still works.

Legal link building ways are Link Baiting, Links from Highly relevant directories, Sponsor charities, contests, email link building and via some resource or tool. Don’t try to create backlink via spreading free themes or in low level websites. Just be natural and more emphasis on content rather than link building.

  1. Satyakam says:

    Good topic ..What about social bookmarking,Article marketing etc and if you wont use same anchor text then how one can rank for the same keywords??

    • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

      Social bookmarking has low or no effect at all after panda update and article marketing is not recommended any more.

      • Catalin says:

        Hello Mohsin and thank you for the article, How do you know that the article marketing is not so effective ? Did you tested this theory ? I ask you that because I still use this method for my websites and I am not very sure if is a good idea to use it in this moment.

        • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

          Catalin i know article marketing was a very good link building technique but before Google Panda Update. Recently lots of bloggers who was using this for link building has saw Hugh traffic drop in recent times and not any more recommended by professionals.

  2. Kuldeep @ Cool Tricks says:

    Very effective Tips. But my main traffic is Direct Traffic. And I still give Importance to Search Engine Traffic.
    Google Panda has always been a nightmare for many bloggers. But I never been yet hit from it. :)
    Very Nice Tips. Thanks for Sharing,.

    • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

      Its very good news Kuldeep that your site is still not effected but if you continue to follow these rules than you will never face any problem in future.

  3. Alexandra says:

    Yes Mohsin you are right Article marketing was effective before recent Google panda update, now we also observed that due to this activity we didnt get results as we were expecting.

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    • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

      Google Panda is very strict and gone are the days when we used these tricks. Now one should have to be very fair and careful in doing SEO otherwise one false step can bring your site traffic down.

  4. Amit Shaw says:

    Hey Mohsin Great Tips. Have to bookmark that artilcle for future ;).

    • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

      Recently my blog hit by Panda Update 3.3 but after implementing these tips now my blog traffic is up to normal again.

  5. Marsh @ Los Angeles SEO Expert says:

    Can be a real frustrating experience when you get hit by the Panda! Thanks for some ways around it!

  6. Anup @ Website copywriter says:

    Hey Mohsin, I read your article, i liked it much but i want to know is that high bounce rate effecting the site ranking in Google SERP?? :)

    • Mohsin Ali Waheed says:

      Yes Google is now checking the credibility of website via bounce rate too. If your blog bounce rate is too high(greater than 75%) than its alarming for you.

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