New panda strike & Multiple pages about the same keyword

by lrdc
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I have just 10 positions in Google according to this new update..

Is google hitting sites with many pages talking about one single Keyword/topic ? Is that true ?

My site have a couple pages talking about one same keyword. Let's say 10 pages, each one relating to a slightly different topic, but with 4-5% of keyword density on them

Actually, what do you think we should do?

1) Remove these pages, and keep only 1-2 pages about each topic

2) Remove only some keywords on these pages, reducing the density to 1-2%

3) Do some regular social bookmarks/twitter/facebook to get backlinks to all of the 10 pages ?
#keyword #multiple #pages #panda #strike
  • Profile picture of the author razorhound
    4-5% keyword density, are they even readable? Definitely need to reduce it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oracle_320th
    this is proof that social signal will play more and more important role in SERP
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Oracle_320th View Post

      this is proof that social signal will play more and more important role in SERP
      The only signal here is that OP is keyword stuffing. Social won't rank a page in the SERPs.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Oracle_320th View Post

      this is proof that social signal will play more and more important role in SERP
      Or that the OP was stuffing his keywords a bit too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author l@ttemonarck
    You should reduce your Keyword density into 1-0.6. You can basically remove the rest of other keywords or you can mix up your anchor text. Google update says that partial match anchor is better than full exact match.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by l@ttemonarck View Post

      You should reduce your Keyword density into 1-1.6. You can basically remove the rest of other keywords or you can mix up your anchor text. Google update says that partial match anchor is better than full exact match.
      LMAO!

      1.6% keyword density!
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    • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
      Originally Posted by l@ttemonarck View Post

      Google update says that partial match anchor is better than full exact match.
      Where did you see this?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by lrdc View Post

    I have just 10 positions in Google according to this new update..

    Is google hitting sites with many pages talking about one single Keyword/topic ? Is that true ?

    My site have a couple pages talking about one same keyword. Let's say 10 pages, each one relating to a slightly different topic, but with 4-5% of keyword density on them

    Actually, what do you think we should do?

    1) Remove these pages, and keep only 1-2 pages about each topic

    2) Remove only some keywords on these pages, reducing the density to 1-2%

    3) Do some regular social bookmarks/twitter/facebook to get backlinks to all of the 10 pages ?

    Stuffing your pages with keywords will get you exactly what your getting now, poor SERP results.

    If your considering removing the pages, that tells me those pages must be very poor quality content. Nobody removes pages that they are proud of.
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  • Profile picture of the author techiespider
    I hate panda
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    • Profile picture of the author Hossain
      Originally Posted by techiespider View Post

      I hate panda
      Khikz...
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  • Profile picture of the author UpzeeDotCom
    What you should do is a variation of #1. First things first, the most important thing is giving your website an architecture that makes sense. For example:

    Main Theme: Weight Loss
    Child Theme: Cardio Work Outs
    Grandchild Theme: Riding Your Bike

    If your site has an overall theme of weight loss, you should make child themes of different types of weight lifting, cardio, nutrition, etc. From there you want to break your main theme into child themes and grandchild themes. Once you've established website architecture that heavily themes your site into appropriate nesting categories, you can begin to work out what content is worthy.

    So let's assume you've written 10 articles loosely based on riding a bike. You've got one article about riding a stationary bike at home, another on stationary bikes at the gym, another on different types of bikes, another on what to do while riding the bike (reading a book, listening to music etc). Now previously all of these articles were ranking but they all had the keyword focus on "riding a bike". What you should do is map out all of the content that can be found within these articles and decide whether or not they deserve their own article, or if they can be combined into one article. If you have a lot of fluff spread over 10 articles, then combine them into one big article. If there's a lot of meat or you could go back and rework all of your articles so that they had a lot of meat, then continue breaking down your site structure like this:

    Weight Loss
    -Cardio
    --Riding A Bike
    ---Stationary Bikes
    ---Bicycle Work Outs

    Then from there add your articles under their proper parent theme:

    Weight Loss
    -Cardio
    --Riding A Bike
    ---Stationary Bikes
    ----Things to do while riding a stationary bike
    ---Bicycle Work Outs
    ----Mountain bike or speed bike for daily riding?

    If an article serves the exact same purpose as another article on your page, then you should combine the two articles putting the meat of both them onto on page. If they both serve their own purpose, then structure them somewhere within your website architecture that they serve their own clear purpose while rewriting them so that they're not targeting the same keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeekSlash
    I run a site on Presidents, they did an update like this with one of the earlier Pandas so I merged my pages (President Name Facts, President Name Biography, President Name Quotes) into just one page per president using tabs. This recovered the rankings until today. Today they have again lost their rankings. Not sure if this is a new panda or because I changed my DNS to cloudflare.

    Anyway my general advice is don't over create pages - make longer ones as you'll get a hell of a lot of long tail visits that way as each page has more authority and direct back links to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author damoncloudflare
      Originally Posted by GeekSlash View Post

      I run a site on Presidents, they did an update like this with one of the earlier Pandas so I merged my pages (President Name Facts, President Name Biography, President Name Quotes) into just one page per president using tabs. This recovered the rankings until today. Today they have again lost their rankings. Not sure if this is a new panda or because I changed my DNS to cloudflare.

      Anyway my general advice is don't over create pages - make longer ones as you'll get a hell of a lot of long tail visits that way as each page has more authority and direct back links to it.
      We wouldn't be doing anything to impact SERPs or rankings negatively (see why here). Do you have any crawl errors or anything in Webmaster Tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaseygreer
    Too many keywords are always penalised, event before panda etc
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