Panda Hit My Site - Clear Content Get 2nd Chance?

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Howdy
I had an old site, quite authoritative.

Got hit by Panda back in late Oct.

I was just wondering. If I clear off ALL its content, and put fresh stuff up, and nothing too redundant, is this my best option?

Or is recovering still hard?

I mean, will the site always be "sick" from now on?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Haven
    No, there's always hope. Why do you want to remove ALL your content though? Just go through them, remove some keywords to make sure there's no keyword-stuffing and also add "noindex" tags to the pages that aren't 100% original, in case that's your problem.

    No need to remove your content, just edit the existing content and continue to add fresh (original), BETTER content, throw a few relevant high-PR backlinks its way and you're good to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilsonbar
      yes check your pages plagiarism and edit your pages with new and fresh content , and remove some newly build links ..... make your site content audit and remove also the duplicate content keywords to your pages.

      site audit will determine you how your site has the duplicate keywords

      like i use this strategy for audit
      1. get site url
      2. categories all urls
      3. seprate conflicting keywords
      4. analyze conflicting keywords
      5. set meta title length (70)
      6. set meta description length (160)
      7. Keyword Research for individual posts or pages and insert new kwyords
      8. find social optimization improvements on pages
      9. check onpage factors

      Thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    first thing is dont remove the content do as described above, then check any titles in the articles and make sure the are not keyword stuffed, check font size as this is now important and check your ad placements if you have any. Also remember it is not natural to have articles all ranging between 400 - 500 words so start to mix this up with new content and put some longer articles on the site and shorter articles on the site and this will help
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Thanks for all the tips guys.

    Wilsonbar: What do you mean by conflicting keywords? Do you mean articles that are about the same thing?

    What do you mean by duplicate content keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
    Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

    Howdy
    I had an old site, quite authoritative.

    Got hit by Panda back in late Oct.

    I was just wondering. If I clear off ALL its content, and put fresh stuff up, and nothing too redundant, is this my best option?

    Or is recovering still hard?

    I mean, will the site always be "sick" from now on?
    How do you know its the content and not the links?
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    Is the content good but just over-optimized? If so, you could always edit it. Google likes when your content is updated frequently anyway. You also might want to check your back links. If you've got links to other sites that got hit, that could be part of the problem too.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Well I know its panda because I know the exact date it happened. And Panda is on-site.
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    • Profile picture of the author b4uindia
      Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

      Well I know its panda because I know the exact date it happened. And Panda is on-site.
      Yes, You are correct panda is related to onsite.
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  • Profile picture of the author crete
    I have been almost a year and haven't recovered, I would get a new domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author ErikWeich31021
      Panda is onsite issues, do you have above the fold ads?
      Keyword stuffing/loading for your content?
      Do you have any cloaked/hidden links?

      Add fresh content specific to your niche, clean up the old content (replace or modify) and keep building links
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    I'd say my probelms are two things

    1.) redundant content
    2.) someone scraped a lot of my articles

    But the content is pretty quality and there is quite a bit........
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  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    Hi oilman I am here for you. Just keeping update your website with new content which are panda safe and remove some backlinks which you seems low quality. That's it. Or keep contact with our SEO Strategist for better suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Don't scrap the site or the content. Re-design the whole thing. Remove ads for a few days or a week. Check your template for errors. Check your log files for strange crawling errors. Run header checkers. Make sure you 404 pages are actually returning 404.

    The list goes on. You can recover any site with effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author easycommerce
    may be it will take some time wait & see???
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  • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
    Most sites hit by Panda are recovering. You just have to keep modifying until you find the right formula.
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