STRAP IN- the Next Panda update is here and targets webspam and spinning.

by Mike Anthony 223 replies
Thought some of you guys who don;t follow SEO news closely might want to know-

Google just posted its about to do another Panda update and that its aimed at webspam and spun content with links within unrelated text (looks a whole lot like what some SEO networks that got hit used to do)

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Another step to reward high-quality sites

Update this has already been pushed out

Google Launches Update Targeting Webspam In Search Results
#search engine optimization #days #panda #spinning #strap #targets #update #webspam
  • Profile picture of the author James-
    Thanks for highlighting this change Mike. I have just come back from the pub to notice a fairly significant amount of my sites have been dropped waaaay down in the SERPS and i had not done anything to them.

    I guess i am now paying the price for submitting spun articles with anchor text back to my sites.

    Oh well, onwards and upwards!
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  • Profile picture of the author jsherloc
    Hopefully this algo update also works on the 10+ methods/combos of "negative seo etc" we've seen currently being discussed on this forum and other major IM forums as well.

    Wonder if they'll slip some other changes in with this one that they won't release publicly hmm
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Pretty much

    "While we can't divulge specific signals because we don't want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics."

    Sounds like some new secret ingredients are being put into the sauce
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    • Profile picture of the author WareTime
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Pretty much

      "While we can't divulge specific signals because we don't want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics."

      Sounds like some new secret ingredients are being put into the sauce
      That's the same thing they say every time. Of course they can't go into details.

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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Yep...I just linked to this over in the thread below. Fingers crossed that they get it right and kill off lots of my crap competition.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheAdsenseGuy
    Lost all 1st page rankings on my 10 authority adsense sites today. These did have quality content on them. Had 1000 word articles written by a high end writer, had video and other media on all pages. They were 20-50 pages in length. I did use spun content for backlinks so that's probably what did them in. F__K SEO. Im done.
  • Profile picture of the author bummed.out
    Forget waiting a few days. The rest of my sites that survived the previous Panda attacks have dropped to where search engine traffic probably won't find them. This has nothing to do with quality of content (I can write well, and did).

    Rather, I guess, it has to do with using a system for ranking that worked really well for a while and now does more harm than good. Sh*tballs. Still, Matt Cutts can go...ahh, forget it. I'm sure enough of you hit by this can finish that sentence for me.

    Well, time to do things differently.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Yes - although the report said days, Cutts just confirmed by twitter that the algo has now been pushed out.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    3%? haha, this one is gonna be bigger than Panda.
    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by retsek View Post

      3%? haha, this one is gonna be bigger than Panda.
      code number for 95% marketers and SEOs
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Wow...I was always warned about spinning and quality content vs quantity content. Slow and steady and doing it right keeps on winning.
  • Profile picture of the author jsherloc
    Reading Google's posted examples of what they are looking for though, it seems to me that it would possibly BE EASIER to negatively affect websites by linking to them on spun garbage properties in that manner?

    The examples they give, someone could just spin unrelated articles into gibberish and then target their competitors website using optimized anchor text that the "target" site is clearly targeting, posting on tons of properties the same way en masse? Hope it doesn't actually make things worse and easier to go through negative seo processes, because it almost seems like it could based on those two examples and reading further into things lol...

    It's like Google says "Oh yeah guys, in the midst of a bunch of other ways people are actively abusing visible loopholes in our link-reliant algo, and doing this now in record numbers, here's two other specific examples that we are currently on a rampage looking for sites with these types of backlink patterns..."

    I'm pretty pessimistic about the whole thing though, so maybe I will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of all this who knows...

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