All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panda’

Have Google’s Results Improved After 3 Years Of Panda?

Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the day Google first announced the controversial Panda update. So much has happened since then. So many sites have felt the effects. Has your site been affected by the Panda update at anytime over the past three years? If you were negatively impacted, were you able to recover? Did the update cause you to …

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Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years

BuzzFeed isn’t the only winner from Facebook’s recent “Panda” update. Mental Floss has made out incredibly well too, according to a Poynter report. Have Facebook’s recent changes to News Feed ranking affected your Facebook traffic? Let us know in the comments. In December, Facebook announced some changes to how it ranks content in the News Feed. The social network said …

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Here’s Why BuzzFeed Can Still Get Facebook Traffic While You Can’t

Some popular viral content sites have suffered drastic traffic declines since Facebook implemented its News Feed algorithm changes in December, which some have dubbed, for all intents and purposes, Facebook’s “Panda” update. Has your Page been affected by the changes? Let us know in the comments. Nicholas Carlson at Business Insider shared some traffic charts for such sites, including Upworthy, …

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How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business

Earlier this week, famous web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis unleashed his new app Inside. It’s a news aggregation service, which has proven immediately addictive to fans. While the app itself is an interesting enough story in its own right, there’s another story here that has a moral a lot of online businesses should pay attention to: you need a business that’s …

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Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update

As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will be on the social network. Comparisons to Google’s Panda update have emerged. Do you think Facebook’s News Feed update will …

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Demand Media Revenue Down Thanks To Loss Of Search Referrals

Demand Media just announced its results for the third quarter. Revenue was down 2% year over year. Content and media revenue specifically was down 7%. Registrar revenue was up 11%, and mobile revenue doubled year over year. The company perhaps known as the poster child for the Google Panda update, has once again felt the negative effects of a loss …

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Is Google Dumbing Down Search Results?

There has been an interesting discussion about Google and search quality this week thanks to comments made by a Googler who suggested that a site with higher quality, better information is not always more useful. Wait, what? Hasn’t Google been pounding the message of “high quality content is how you rank well in Google” in everybody’s heads for years? Well, …

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Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts

Google has released a new Webmaster Help video about the Panda update. Matt Cutts responds to a user-submitted question asking how she will know whether her site is hit by Panda since Google has integrated it into its normal indexing process, and if her site was already hit, how will she know if she has recovered? Cutts begins, “I think …

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Demand Media Launches eHow Crafts, Google’s Algorithmic Effects Remain To Be Seen

Demand Media has launched a new channel for its popular eHow site – eHow Crafts. “We’ve seen explosive consumer demand for craft-related content on eHow, which is why we’re bringing together and adding a wide variety of helpful content in a single destination on eHow,” a spokesperson for the company says. “It will include everything, from tips on making felt …

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Google Tells You All About What It Means By ‘Thin Content’ In This New Video

Google has put out a bunch of new videos (seven, to be exact) about various types of web spam. So far, we’ve looked at a trio of them dealing with unnatural links. You can find them here. This one is about thin content, or content with little or now added value. This is essentially the kind of thing Google’s Panda …

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Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals

It’s a day, so Google is updating its algorithm. Apparently there’s a Panda update currently under way. Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable noticed people at WebmasterWorld talking about “another shuffle taking place in Google” as pretty much occurs all the time. Panda was suspected, and according to Scwhartz, Google has confirmed that Panda is indeed the culprit. He …

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Hitler Is Talking About The Google Panda Update Again

There’s a new Hitler Panda update video out. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hitler address the subject of Google’s controversial algorithm update, but it’s been a while. In fact, Hitler seems to have completely reversed his position from this one where he was clearly not a fan of the update. This time, Hitler is running Google, and is …

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