Google Panda Update: Another Claims Recovery

    June 13, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Another webmaster claims to have recovered from the Google Panda update. Like the rumors about actual updates (or refreshes) occurring, it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt, because there are so many factors at play, and it’s hard to tell for sure that it’s really Panda.

Either way, the story is about a webmaster who claims to have recovered Google traffic, so looking at what was done to achieve that could prove useful.

Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a Google forum thread where this person shared his story: “Glad to inform that mine site has recovered from Google panda 3.6 in just 35 days and now the ranking are even much better as compared to the past. I can see a traffic jump of around 150%. Awesome and cheers. Thanks for the suggestions and as now I am a perfect Google panda expert.”

He doesn’t mention what the site actually is, despite being asked. He does share a LinkedIn profile, which includes a URL to: Americasjobexchange.com, though it’s not clear if this is the site in question. If the grammar used on the site was anything like the grammer used in the forum post, it’s not hard to see why Google may not have liked the site.

The webmaster claims to have “deeply analyzed” his site, discussed the problem in Google forums and with industry experts, written “maximum posts” on specific topics, removed pages with little content (noindex, nofollow), modified the URL structure and placed canonical or 301 redirects to old ones, continued link building “with brand names that looks natural,” solved WMT crawl errors to a greater extent and removed some internal duplicate pages.

Much of this seems like stuff that could help regardless of Panda, kind of like what we saw with DaniWeb, who was also able to recover (before being hit again, more than once).

Scwhartz points out, “He mentions he recovered on June 6th, which is not exactly when Panda 3.7 was released. It was released a couple days later. Although he said he did see even a greater boost on June 8th. So was this really a Panda recovery?”

Perhaps rather than focusing on specific algorithm updates, webmasters should just follow these types of best practices and Google’s quality guidelines. Chances are, they’ll help in the long run anyway, regardless of which update is rolling out (and don’t worry, there will be more).

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  • Ryan L

    Thanks for this write up. Gotta love the google updates and the google dance. Just goes to show you thats its not a 100% smart idea to soley rely on google page rank to monetize your site. I will be bookmarking and checking back when the next update rolls out. Which we all know wont be too far long from now. Until then, good luck!

  • http://www.replica-sunglasses.co.uk/womens-sunglasses/ Maye

    Panda is not a problem. Penguin is a problem.

  • Reshav Singh

    Hi Chris,

    Grammer in the forum was absolute correct, did you read that? I don’t think it was a problem…..

  • http://www.LAokay.com Steve G


    How about doing another interview with Dani Web and ask her how her recovery is going with Panda and Penguin? She’s been posting on the Google Webmaster Forum that she’s lost all the traffic she recovered and then some.

  • http://babunaukri.com Sarkari Naukri

    I noticed 65% fall in my traffic 9th July onwards and fail to understand reasons why this fall has happened as I have all original content. Is it because I have got the Tags and categories indexed?

  • http://www.googlemapsguru.com.au Maps Gurus SEO

    I think google panda or penguin soon will reconsider sites who have made the necessary seo changes.
    i think all sites that will recover will do it simultaneously in an update

  • http://www.broadadventure.com what is pand and penguin update? and how i can update my website. now my site’s ranking is zero and page rank also downgrade. what can i do any susation? Please

    what is pand and penguin update? and how i can update my website. now my site’s ranking is zero and page rank also downgrade. what can i do any suggestion? Please

  • http://www.freecallinghub.com Abhishek

    Thanks for the write up..!!! I am also suffering from Google Panda update and just hope for recovering from Google Panda update, because i had done all changes which is needed for my blog…