I own a site and have posted in several forum, submitted articles, participate in directories but they are so many that I don't know whether google might take it against me.
Does anyone know how this google panda seem to work.
Yes, do not use Google.
There are significantly more search engines and responsive traffic options than the well branded Big G. Rule #1 of Technology Success: use all the tools at your disposal, not just one very thin slice of internet.
By the time you build the other elements, Big G will have finally completed algorithm changes. So, expect to be @ absolute zero when the dust settles on that engine and much more ingrained with the others, dissolving -or at least drastically reducing- reliance on Big G and a clearer focus on providing visitors with content/product.
A very good thing is to utilize an internal Search. Find out what visitors are reading in your categories, as half of user traffic is internal, then filter internal SERP more specific to their queries on your site -and even off site recommendations. In a word: Organize Yourself. How are directories structured for visitor navigation, combo spider-visitor sitemap/feeds, alternate spider crawls. Are directories and pages behind a login or using a defunct CMS - like Wordpress. How are images and videos encoded, embedded, named and stored, etc etc etc.
Best versus google panda is create unique en rich content around your niche, if you were doing black hat techniques please forget about this asap, this was pointless and is in the past, focus more in creating rich content useful for people, this might get you natural links from them, also give a focus now to try to advertise your product, site or whatever you want to promote in social networks, as well if you will be doing white hat try diversity of anchor text and make it all natural and not spammy
I think you're being a bit harsh, girls! Webc's profile says he/she has been working in the NHS for 10 years. I think that is what is meant by the "clinician" part of the ID.
As for making a site Panda-proof, if anyone really knew the right answer, they would be making themselves very rich very fast!
The general advice at the moment seems to be to make any SEO backlinking you do look very natural, as if most of it is actually coming from people who know nothing about SEO. When you make links these days you do everything you were supposed never to do until a month ago. So, links which consist of your keyword text must be used very sparsely, if at all. Instead, you have to make links using the actual url as the link, or use phrases such as "read more", "click here" etc.
The above is my understanding of the matter, however I really am NOT an expert in this field.
I guess many people look at the name in different context. I'm thick-skinned anyway and we are on strike so no time to argue with some.
This is how I understand it now and I believe we all suffer from the old dog new tricks failure........We are so use to SEO of the old days we have a hard time wrapping our minds around NEW SEO and how much google is focusing on good original content and customer experience.......What that means is that you have to work harder to get your site out there and actually make sure it is user friendly and customers enjoy your content!
OK well my advice would be to completely forget about backlinking, and concentrate on writing top quality articles that are better than those already on page 1 of Google.
You can do this by making each hub as complete as possible, putting in as much information as searchers are likely to want to know.
Use sub-headings that include search terms. you can find search terms by using Google's autofill options in search.
Add in photos where possible, and videos where they can add to the hub.
HP is a very powerful platform and backlinks are NOT required, but it helps if you get them naturally.
I have another subdomain that is flying high, with no backlinks, but on which each article has attempted to answer all searches on the subject.
Got my own domain actually and doing well with google search on its own. 265 links for 5 months (white hat) first website.
Wait till I learn black hat.lol
I agree that backlinks are not necessary. They come as people read your material. Adding them has not increased my views (when I had views before this sudden decline) on HP. On my other domains I have not focused on backlinking and views are doing well. The subject of backlinking is one that is overplayed just as all the SEO "experts" out there. As some have learned, even big business, excessive backlinks will kill your site and your business.
Thanks for the warning.
I am just toying with backlinks at the moment. My business is actually just a hobby which is losing me money anyway.
Oh I get it now - you have your own website?
What you should consider doing is writing hubs here that relate in some way to your website, and include a link back to your site, or pages on your site.
Not only does that build exactly the sort of backlinks Google likes, HP is easy to drive traffic to if you choose the right titles and write good articles.
I would suggest putting one in-text link in each related hub your write, but try not to have links in every single one. write hubs on something else too. They will strengthen your subdomain making your links more powerful.
Having those links will also drive traffic to your site. Use your profile page too for external linking. You will be amazed at how this can increase your sites ranking and thus viewers.
Panda is about site quality, if a high percentage of your pages are good quality then Google likes you... If a too high a percentage are keyword stuffed and people don't read them Google will relegate you to the A55 end of the search results....
Penguin is about link spam; if you have highly un-natural links G will kick you even further back than the Panda did...
How can I Make my site google panda proof?
I believe you can still buy Voodoo hexes for this purpose. But be careful with the chicken's foot unless it comes wrapped in a red rag!
How can I Make my site panda proof?
Scatter "leaves, stems, and shoots of various bamboo species" around the perimeter of your site.
Do you remember the old panda joke... the one that ends "eats shoots and leaves"?
Probably a little rude for HP....
If you are finding your domain is just sucking dump it, buy another and 301 redirect your old domain to your new one. I personally have 2 domains on reserve just for this purpose. If my .com gets hurt I will 301 redirect to .net and if that gets jammed up I will go with .biz
My website is 11 years old. Google has hit my site before and I just worked at making it the best, so visitors would return again if they found it. By the time I finished working on it, Google raised it back up.
Google has downgraded my site again with its last Panda. Because I worked hard on the site I am still getting almost as much traffic. I've also put a lot of promotional work in over the years.
Now that it is downgraded again, I'm getting busy and working to make it better again. I'm hoping that while I'm doing that Google decides to raise it back up in its search again.
Keep at doing all of the normal hard work on your site. Promote it without using any Black Hat and eventually the traffic won't be coming from just one source.
I see jacharless already gave you this same advice.
I have heard rumors that google will hit you hard for backlinking to content that is not related to your site.....example; say you go to a forum about monster trucks and you put your home page in your sig but you homepage is about flowers well that's an unnatural back link. I am hearing people say when you link your site on a non related site you need to do no follow......the problem is google can see through the no follow. So really you just have to be super careful.
they won't "hit" you, they will reduce the link juice that it passes from this links, it will either wont bring any good for your site or almost no improvement in terms of SEO, it won't hit you cause if it did a negative effect google would give incentives to companies to spamm the !#!# out of their competitors t o reduce their rankins, simply you won't bennefit from non related links or you will benefit almost nothing of it
I wrote as well an article due to the fact of so many people talking about this, if you want to learn more about panda and penguin and dont get confused and also the best practices to avoid being slaped by them
http://facebookpokerguy.hubpages.com/hu … -Different
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