Google made me work much harder than I should of this year. I predicted Google Panda six months before it came and prepared the clients sites for it which meant several hundred man hours. All the sites were improved, cleaned etc etc and all of them were growing in popularity seeing increases in traffic between 10 to 30% in some cases. When Panda attacked, they attacked sites that were Panda ready but they still cut the traffic from the improved websites. All the new work and original content was destroyed by Panda. The sites are still surviving but they are getting about 30% less traffic than before. The post panda adjustments that were made to the client's sites were to cut the text on the homepage in half. This worked for some sites and they regained many of their top keywords.This means Panda was looking at homepages too.
I typically hated social networks but after Panda I am ready to support facebook, twitter, social networks and good blogs. Who else wants to have an even the playing field? I won't use google plus unless I am absolutely forced to because of popularity. That has not happened yet and Google Plus is not nearly as popular as facebook and I personally don't want another facebook owned by google. I don't care if Google see this because I see the writing on the wall and it means to me that I have to find other ways for clients to feel secure about their web future i.e. don't put all your eggs in one basket.
by SpaceShanty 4 years ago
All my views are way down, how is everyone else doing?
by thisisoli 7 years ago
I have kept quiet about this for a while now, but after the Panda update I saw my traffic drop a little then normalize (as expected after any Google update).However since I made the changes required by Hubpages (and I assume changes enforced upon everybody else) I have seen steadily declining...
by schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago
About 1-2 yrs ago,I heard many hubpage writers talk about how the "Google panda thing", interfered with the ir income on HP.Is that still going on, and what have people done to help themselves?My earnings are still horrible.Are there things we can do?****Sorry if I seem naive about this....
by Katherine Tyrrell 3 years ago
Search Metrics has produced its perennial update about winners and losers post a Panda Update - in this case the 4.1 which commenced its slow roll-out last weekHere's a link to the report "Panda Update 4.1: Winners / Losers – Google U.S." HubPages is noted as the 32nd biggest...
by Paul Goodman 6 years ago
So far, I've lost about 15% of my traffic, since Panda 3.3 began rolling out earlier this week! It's annoying as I'd only just brought some traffic back up by editing and deleting Amazon hubs after a post-Xmas slump that I've struggled to get out of! It feels like Google wants to keep...
by Paul Goodman 5 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
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