What is Google Panda?
I keep hearing about how bad it is, but I don't even know what it is...?
It is either a cuddly little bear cub, or a vicious maneater, depending on who you speak to! ;-)
(It's actually a change in the google algorithm that had a detrimental effect on webistes such as HubPages!)
Google Panda, I believe, is the project name for a change in the Google algorithm that produces the search results you see when doing a Google search. You keep hearing about it because it has been quite controversial.
Under the new algorithm, many previously high ranking sites took huge hits and fell very far in the search rankings. This can result in a huge loss of traffic to the site if that is how a site gets most its traffic. Some sites have seen a drop in traffic as high as 95%. Research shows that HubPages may have lost as much as 85% traffic since Panda went live.
It is controversial not only because of this but also because one of the companies hardest hit happens to be invovled in a law suit in the European Union against Google. Naturally, they and many others are crying foul! Hope this helsp.
You can go to the hubpage forum where 'Google Panda' is widely talked about at the moment. Google Panda has caused many of my hubs that were previously at the top of google search to fall behind articles with not much relevance to what i have actualy googled, i have also lost a lot of traffic from it.
Thanks for asking this question. I was wondering the same thing. Richard Stephen explained it well.
i still don't get it, how u obtain traffic without single hubs?
I think Google made it harder for spam to get through leaving more place for the real user-friendly quality content.
According to the Social Media Examiner, Bing and Facebook was giving Google a stiff challenge in the social media, so Google had to improve their listing of social media sites.
Also, it's another attempt to stop the Googlebombing by content farms. The changes had unexpected results.
by Ben Guinter5 years ago
I'm curious to hear if there are any hubbers, who saw a big drop in traffic after the most recent Google Panda and Penguin updates, have fixed their issues and are getting good traffic again yet?I think it would be good...
by Daisydot3 years ago
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by Paul Goodman5 years ago
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by Oyewole Folarin6 years ago
I noticed last week that traffic to my hubs surge, and i was very happy but surprisingly things started changing about two days ago when i saw declined in my daily page views. More so, most of my hubs on google first...
by Paul Goodman5 years ago
Google on Twitter: "Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some flux over the next few days. Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected"September 18th 2012
by Dilip Chandra6 years ago
Google panda is basically a major tweak in search engine algorithm. Its aim is to push the quality web-site up and lower down the ranking of low quality content. Unlike all previous update, Google panda is a domain...
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