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Panda Update in Progress! Sept 25 and Rolling

  1. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    For anyone seeing a sudden dip or rise in traffic, be aware that Panda is rampaging again:

    http://searchengineland.com/panda-update-rolling-204313

    This may be good news for some who lost traffic in the August update, and it will be bad news for others.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Marisa, thanks for the post. It's perked me up. Hope springs eternal. big_smile

    2. Suzanne Day profile image95
      Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It's like a relationship with Kung Fu Panda. It started with fireworks, now you get a little bang each year you are married wink

      Was going to take a hiatus, then suddenly got inspired by all sorts of stuff and can't stop writing hubs. But I won't know how they'll go until Panda settles and they've been around for a few months. Never mind, I am just full on addicted to Hubpages.

      Loving your work, Marisa!

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I found this helpful. I think it was written for an older update, but at any rate is relevant for the general ups and downs that you have to get used to if you've got content online. http://www.seochat.com/c/a/google-optim … whats-new/

      1. ologsinquito profile image93
        ologsinquitoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for posting. I'm going to proceed pretty much as I've always done, since traffic does fluctuate and things can bounce back. Yesterday it was a bloodbath on my main blog. Today, it's probably the best Friday I've ever had.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          No problem, glad you liked it. I'm feeling the same way. I lost a lot of traffic over the past few days. But this seems to be a natural consequence for many after a Google update. I think I'm already recovering my positions a bit in results pages on Google (fingers crossed!). Often people have a brief setback during an update but then bounce back better than ever. I think you have the right attitude. I mean, when the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted, seems you're in good shape.

    4. jtrader profile image69
      jtraderposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Marisa.

  2. Jayne Lancer profile image89
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    Just saw it on another thread. At least we now know what's going on.

  3. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Thank you very much, Marisa. I hope everyone makes it over to this thread. Very informative.

  4. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 2 years ago

    Well, if traffic stats would update I might know more.  Wait and see, I guess.

    1. lisavollrath profile image90
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Google Analytics will give you a better idea of how you're doing.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, the stats are updating and so far nothing unusual.  Traffic is falling, but then it always is this time of the week for me, bottoming out on Saturday. 

      So...knocking on wood and rubbing rabbits foot, I await next weeks figures.

      1. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Good attitude, wilderness. We must wait and see how it all pans out in a few weeks. However, my traffic is way, way down, more than just the typical Friday decrease. I will have a better idea of how widespread this is after the weekend, when my traffic usually shoots up. Stay tuned . . .

  5. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 2 years ago

    Google giveth and Google taketh away! This time I seem to be on the dip side, but I have been up and down so many times over the last few years I really don't worry about it too much any more.

  6. Hendrika profile image73
    Hendrikaposted 2 years ago

    I seem to be on "up" side with the Hubs I have updated recently because of low visiting numbers.

  7. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image86
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the link.

  8. profile image0
    blbairdposted 2 years ago

    Good information to know. Hopefully it will help solid content.

  9. Chinaimport profile image88
    Chinaimportposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the update, Marisa. This is a slow roll out, I would give Panda a week to spoil the party.  Clean up time is much further down the schedule.  Panda, as I understand, primarily weeds out thin content.  HP, by design, does not allow thin content as we all have to write at least 1250 words to get Hub featured.  I think we are all safe...for now smile

  10. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    PANDA!!!  Hey, Google---leave the wildlife out where they belong!

    I am so SICK TO DEATH of all these constant changes, some helpful, most deleterious, that I no longer even pay attention to my stats.  I just write what I want to write, and if "The Big G" likes it, fine, if not, oh, effing well. 

    I have better and more important things to do with my time than micro-manage every article I write--repeatedly! 

    If my friends and acquaintances here on HP enjoy what I write, then fine, I'm validated.  If I make less money, that's the breaks. I did not come here to bow to the 'great Google god;' gods are not a part of my life, and I don't intend to begin by worshipping Google. 

    That is all.  Nothing else I have to say on the matter is printable.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You will always be one of my favorites. big_smile

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        @ paradigm -- **bows low, and blushes**  why, thank you, thank you, thankyouverymuch! (said in 'Elvis' voice)  ...   wink

    2. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Luv you, DzyMsLizzy, lol, lol, lol . . . So good.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        @ janshares -- ;-)  I'm touched.  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to provide ...whatever... humor, awareness, righteous indignation... ...LOL

  11. chef-de-jour profile image90
    chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago

    Yes, right on .....

    There was a fine writer called Lizzy
    who often on forums got busy,
    but when the PANDA came sniffing
    Lizzy gave it a biffing -
    Now Google is all in a tizzy.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      @chef-de-jour --  LOL  What a great limerick!!  I'm floored to have one written in my honor!  ;-)  Thanks much!  (Although I do not entertain for one nanosecond the idea that Google gives a rat's patootie about my opinion....)

      1. Suzanne Day profile image95
        Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I haven't found anyone that Google truly LOVES yet;)

  12. alexadry profile image91
    alexadryposted 2 years ago

    I am so tired of all these penguins, pandas and pig updates! What irritates me the most is the unfairness of Google over older material that should IMO be protected. In other words, I notice that often after the updates,  my articles that used to rank top positions get shuffled around, and the websites of people who wrote newer articles after mine (I can see this from the published date) rank better than mine that were written like 5 -6 years ago! The worst part is that often, the articles that rank higher are a simple re-write of my articles with just some words changed around!

  13. Bharath Sunny profile image63
    Bharath Sunnyposted 2 years ago

    I think the time has come for me to review my Hubs as i can see 50% traffic down for my pages.

  14. isaacasante profile image89
    isaacasanteposted 2 years ago

    My traffic has gone super down... I could have over 600 reads per day in August and up till last week, whereas I'm below 200 reads per day now... My hubs so far are detailed, so I don't really know why I'd be penalized. But is there a chance things pick up?

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      In the past when there has been a Panda update, people have said they had a temporary loss of traffic but it came back and, in some cases, they had more traffic. During the update, pages get shuffled in the SERPs, but then everything finally settles at some point. This makes sense to me, since many of us, like yourself, write detailed articles and shouldn't be hit by the algorithm adversely. I've already witnessed my articles moving up and down the SERPs, so I'm pretty sure that's what is happening at this point. I'm waiting for the dust to settle.

      1. ologsinquito profile image93
        ologsinquitoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Me too. That's exactly what I'm doing, in addition to getting my former Squid account up to HP standards.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I should do that too, with my former Squidoo account. I only had 11 articles there. I should polish them up.

          1. ologsinquito profile image93
            ologsinquitoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Nate, it didn't take that long. I had to delete the lenslets.

            1. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I'll have to get rid of the lenslets, I had a few.

      2. isaacasante profile image89
        isaacasanteposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I'm really hoping traffic goes up, because I have quality content, so I can't see why I'd be penalized. But well, I think I need to add more stuff here to be safe.

  15. Maffew James profile image95
    Maffew Jamesposted 2 years ago

    According to searchmetrics.com, the Hubpages site as a whole is down by 46 percent due to the current panda update. I don't know how accurate their statistics are, but it's still rather disconcerting to think that the site as a whole is being affected by the algorithm changes.

    Then, to top that off, sites like celebrity-gossip . net, and comdotgame . com are ranking significantly higher since the update. This is what Panda seems to do every single time it is revised. Good quality content is buried, and trashy, spammy sites are given a phenomenal boost.

    I don't understand how Google can continue to claim it's fostering quality when it can't even develop a panda update that actually does what it's meant to do.

  16. rajan jolly profile image89
    rajan jollyposted 2 years ago

    My traffic is down by about 45% in the past 2 days though it is difficult to say whether it is solely due to the new Panda update or the Hubpages stats that have not been updated during the same time frame.

    Hubpages could have seen the Panda rollout coming and could have probably delayed the change in the primary data center ensuring the stats remained updated hourly for a more correct estimate of the damage done by the latest Panda update.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      How?   Google never announces its Panda updates in advance.

      1. rajan jolly profile image89
        rajan jollyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa, is the announcement of an update by Google only announced after it is rolled out?

  17. Brie Hoffman profile image80
    Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago

    My traffic and earnings are tanking.  This is no way to run a business.

  18. lbsf1 profile image84
    lbsf1posted 2 years ago

    My traffic has fallen from over 100 hits per day toooo......... 20 -.- , let's hope this all settles out.

  19. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago

    Everybody just wait.

    If it's like original Panda with squids thrown in, it will recover and recover well for many years to come.

    Just might take a little while....

    1. ologsinquito profile image93
      ologsinquitoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      +1

  20. Varna Creations profile image59
    Varna Creationsposted 2 years ago

    This time Google is focusing more on removing/ penalising thin websites. If your website traffic has  suddenly risen or fallen, consider you're hit by Panda.

  21. Bharath Sunny profile image63
    Bharath Sunnyposted 2 years ago

    If this behavior continues (Penalizing sites like Hubpages and Giving advantage for websites like comdotgame . com )with Google,i think with in no time,DuckDuckGo will come over Google..hmm

  22. Hendrika profile image73
    Hendrikaposted 2 years ago

    initially it did not look as if my traffic was hit, but now it is down big time

 
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