Pandalized aka Bitchslapped in the search engine results by good ‘ole Google…
Google recently updated their algorithm with Panda and now from my own test results – many have been pandalized. When I read about Panda early on- I called “bullshit” citing the boy who cried wolf.
My reason is because this is what Google has been preaching for years – we all knew – throw a bunch of links at a site and whamo – you'd rank.
But now it seems Google isn't playing around with what appears to now be known as Panda 2.2 or 3.0 which apparently focuses on content farms and duplicate content.
There were several sites that I was careless with and blasted and blasted with tons of links (which still worked last month) and I got pandalized from the top to page 15!
While some of my other sites that I built more naturally are ranking higher.
Obviously, it's a little more complex and too early to tell exactly how this will “panda” out.
However -after numerous tests and talking with my SEO bud Sam Bell here are some safe assumptions that I'm testing out with my own sites…
1. We know you need good original content for your sites.
2. Don't blast the same content to the article directors, web 2.0 sites, etc.
3. Build links more slowly and focus on higher quality links from more authority sources with high Page Rank.
4. Randomize the content in your network. In other words – if you have a network of sites that you post to – be smarter with it. The network will still work but I believe the content has got to be more original and the links built more natural and randomized – the content, post times, etc.
I'd love to hear your comments, questions, and experience below