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Panda update killed my site: Any fix?

Discussion in 'Google' started by benny306, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I had a site that was slowly climbing in uniques and pageviews (bensgolf.com). I was updating content twice weekly and now have 100 unique articles.

    Then crash! Nothing, no more visitors, no results in google search. It looks like I've been hit by the Panda update.

    The only SEO I have ever done was right when the site launched in late July/early August. I paid a guy from these forums to do some link building etc. and I paid for a gig off fiverr. Obviously these links were not quality links.
    SEMrush
    The question is how can I correct things? Should I go through all my inbound links and try to get them deleted? Should I try to get some better links? Should I remove adsense?

    I'm not really sure what to do. I also have a few other sites that have been hit by Panda. One site I had went from about 400 uniques a day down to 150.
     
    benny306, Apr 2, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Nick Banner

    Nick Banner Peon

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    #2
    Start checking and then clearing your site of duplicate articles / content, then start doing some real quality backlinking and you should be ok. Ranks drop easy but the climb back hard...

    Of course you can 301 this site to a new one that will be a "quality" one...
     
    Nick Banner, Apr 2, 2012 IP
  3. Backlink Tycoon

    Backlink Tycoon Peon

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    Yeah continue to make quality articles and use quality backlinks only and you should be fine
     
    Backlink Tycoon, Apr 2, 2012 IP
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    rising_sun Peon

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    #4
    just have a quick look on the duplicate contents on your website and then sort them out and give them up. Then wait for the next update and don't give up link building by this time.
     
    rising_sun, Apr 2, 2012 IP
  5. ThePassiveIncomeBlog

    ThePassiveIncomeBlog Active Member

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    #5
    First you should check for every backlink that is suspectable on low quality. As your site has articles, check for plagiarism and copied images. remove them first and then go for new seo strategy.
     
    ThePassiveIncomeBlog, Apr 2, 2012 IP
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    renatamortin Peon

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    #6
    Some people say that the penalty is due to major link loss. If you keep building quality links your site is sure to bounce back.
     
    renatamortin, Apr 2, 2012 IP
  7. Nystul

    Nystul Well-Known Member

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    #7
    You will get very general comments without revealing your site URL.

    Might have to look into the site structure
     
    Nystul, Apr 2, 2012 IP
  8. WishBone

    WishBone Peon

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    #8
    What do you mean "Then Crash!"? Does your site literally crashed and goes offline?
     
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  9. benny306

    benny306 Active Member

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    #9
    Not it didn't crash as in go offline, it crashed as in 0 visitors per day from about 50 uniques/day. Not a huge deal but I'm just wondering if it's going to be sandboxed for good.

    the url is bensgolf.com. I'm pretty sure it either has to do with the link building.

    All written content is unique, however the images have been taken from various sources. Should I delete all images?

    I could add a sitemap as well I guess.
     
    benny306, Apr 3, 2012 IP
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    cbhattarai Active Member

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    #10
    I agree to you. Check weather your site is Copy content passed or not. To do that you can see it on copyscape.com
     
    cbhattarai, Apr 3, 2012 IP
  11. Nystul

    Nystul Well-Known Member

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    #11
    you are definitely still on google -
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&filter=0&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=site:bensgolf.com
    both bens golf & bensgolf.com return results on page #1

    probably a penalization due to lack of quality content & duplicated content
    *site structure may lead to duplicated content

    Google also not showing backlinks to your site
    - work on getting better quality links that will add value to your site
    - remember quality > quantity
     
    Nystul, Apr 3, 2012 IP
  12. benny306

    benny306 Active Member

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    #12
    Ok Thanks.

    I don't think the content is the problem as all articles are unique.

    I'm going to just consider it a link building issue and continue trying to get about 2-3 articles/week and try to start building links.

    Usually posting on authority golf forums gets me a few uniques a day so I'll work in increasing forum posting as well as guest posting as I think a guest best is a great way to get a natural contextual link.

    Thanks.
     
    benny306, Apr 3, 2012 IP
  13. anaghsomanclt

    anaghsomanclt Peon

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    #13
    Kill all the dupe content,get quality backlinks, dont use blackhat and ur site will be up and running again
     
    anaghsomanclt, Apr 4, 2012 IP
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    Laceygirl Notable Member

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    #14
    Simple solution: Quit stealing content and make your articles unique and you'll be back in no time.
     
    Laceygirl, Apr 4, 2012 IP
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    simple007 Well-Known Member

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    #15
    clean up and restructure your site and add new contents
     
    simple007, Apr 4, 2012 IP
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    #16
    it might be a google dance, do social bookmarking and rss submission.
     
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    lutfucan Greenhorn

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    #17
    i suggest you to investigate your backlinks. if your articles are not trash, only thing you can do is checking backlinks.
     
    lutfucan, Apr 5, 2012 IP
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    #18
    yes u need to more focus on good unique quality content on your site and get some google high quality backlink.
     
    rakeshgvt, Apr 5, 2012 IP
  19. benny306

    benny306 Active Member

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    #19
    Every single one of my articles was either written by me or from 3 hired golf writers. As far as I'm aware there is no duplicate content and none stolen, unless you're aware of something I am not?

    Is there a way to check? Or is your solution just based on a fact less assumption?
     
    benny306, Apr 16, 2012 IP
  20. Addyson

    Addyson Greenhorn

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    #20
    Do concentrate on content make it specific also concentrate on meta tags & get quality back links...
     
    Addyson, Apr 16, 2012 IP