[Matt Cutts] Major Panda update coming on Friday or Monday

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Be ready guys the latest Panda is coming to check if you sites are tasty to eat or not?

Source: Google's Matt Cutts On Upcoming Penguin, Panda & Link Networks Updates

Whats your thoughts on this upcoming change?
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Prepare yourself for a major episode of pants crapping on WF...
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      Prepare yourself for a major episode of pants crapping on WF...
      Looking forward to every other thread being about how the update destroyed someone's rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Oh oooooh, pack your suitcases while you're still happy I would say!
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  • Profile picture of the author freeadstime
    We are not sure why search engines are not telling it themselves. Why hurt sites first and then have them to fix their sites. Search engines can tell ahead of time what the problem can be and just site owners to fix the problems and whoever didn't fix it by certain date will be penalized.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Originally Posted by TheProgrammer View Post

    Be ready guys the latest Panda is coming to check if you sites are tasty to eat or not?

    Source: Google's Matt Cutts On Upcoming Penguin, Panda & Link Networks Updates

    Whats your thoughts on this upcoming change?
    Your post will definitely give people ideas to post something related. I guess by the time I wake up tomorrow, I will see a lot of posts talking about this stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    Keep them coming, i am already wear my boxing gloves
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  • Profile picture of the author rsto95
    This will be interesting. Google better not decide to hurt my sites. I naturally backlinked all my latest sites with blog comments, guest posts, and some forum posts. Plus I would consider all my content researched well and of good quality.

    It would be nice if they could remove some of the spam that is showing up on the first few pages for product review searches. All that junk is a few words about the product, a picture, and link to amazon or some other site.
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    • Profile picture of the author bgva
      Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

      Google better not decide to hurt my sites. I naturally backlinked all my latest sites with blog comments, guest posts, and some forum posts.
      YOU created those backlinks, so they're not natural. They are artificial.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

      This will be interesting. Google better not decide to hurt my sites. I naturally backlinked all my latest sites with blog comments, guest posts, and some forum posts. Plus I would consider all my content researched well and of good quality.

      It would be nice if they could remove some of the spam that is showing up on the first few pages for product review searches. All that junk is a few words about the product, a picture, and link to amazon or some other site.
      Lol, aren't you doing the exact same thing as the one's you claim are spam?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Lol, aren't you doing the exact same thing as the one's you claim are spam?
        Imers have hypnotised themselves into believing that blog comments are high quality links

        Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

        Yukon/BGVA - Our thoughts on backlinks are different obviously. When you do the backlink work yourself on other quality websites, whether it be a forum, blog post, or comment, than that's what I consider a "good backlink."
        and thats where you have it all wrong
        Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

        Anyways, those are just my thoughts. Shouldn't of called the backlinks 'natural' though. I call all good forms of backlinks natural.
        Until you own Google it doesn't matter what you think or call them. Google disagrees and couldn't care less.
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        • Profile picture of the author rsto95
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Imers have hypnotised themselves into believing that blog comments are high quality links



          and thats where you have it all wrong
          Do and wish as you say, but it has worked out well for me. Of coarse the BEST form of backlinks come without you doing the work. But if there was a BEST form of backlinking that you could do yourself, than I stated them.

          I've watched friends drop from #5 rankings to nearly #100 with link wheels and directory backlinks.

          And by the way Mike, I do VERY little blog commenting backlinks. If I am reading on a site about bicycles and my niche is about bikes, than I will maybe leave a comment containing my link.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

            Do and wish as you say, but it has worked out well for me. .
            Thats what every link wheel builder. blog comment blaster, link spammer said before the first Penguin. See you in a whine thread sometime in 2013 when you realize that Google doesn't have the technology to determine quality by an algo the same way a human can but it does know certain kind of links are self placed links - so off with their heads
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            • Profile picture of the author rsto95
              Mike did you listen to what I said?

              I'm not a crazy backlinker. To be honest, I build very little backlinks. One of my sites averages nearly 300 views a day from Google and it has only been open three to four months. I have built about 15 backlinks to this website. It's a PR2. I rank on the first page for many of my keywords (mix of short/long tail keywords).

              And I have maybe four relevant blog comment backlinks for the site. I don't use any software to build backlinks.

              If I'm slapped, than we're all screwed. That will leave just about zip 0 methods of backlinking left.
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              • Profile picture of the author cagliostro
                Natural and Unnatural. Crapola.

                I have build the last 5 years a huge ammount of backlinks using comments for one of my websites. manually.

                When the 1st Google update came, i lost a lot of rank from my keywords. But i get so much traffic from the comments backlinks, that i don't care a bit.
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                • Profile picture of the author rsto95
                  Originally Posted by cagliostro View Post

                  Natural and Unnatural. Crapola.

                  I have build the last 5 years a huge ammount of backlinks using comments for one of my websites. manually.

                  When the 1st Google update came, i lost a lot of rank from my keywords. But i get so much traffic from the comments backlinks, that i don't care a bit.
                  One of the reasons that I began only commenting on relevant blogs and not very often. I find backlinking somewhat overrated, that is unless you're trying to rank for a tough keyword. Most of my sites are aimed at long tail keywords, thus there has been no need for tons of backlinks.

                  A site I opened in Janurary with an EMD is ranked #1 without a single backlink. Hasn't moved at all. Traffic is slowly making its way up to 400 visits per day. All keywords are long tails though.

                  And I am done with you Mike. I'm telling you what has worked for me. And that is little to no backlinks, with my main focus being long tails.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

                . I don't use any software to build backlinks.

                If I'm slapped, than we're all screwed. That will leave just about zip 0 methods of backlinking left.
                Dude Thats where you are missing it. You think that because you don't use software that means all is ok. This is the real problem here

                Google isn't smart enough to know you made those blog comment, blog post, or forum backlinks yourself.
                Google doesn't have to be smart enough they only have to discount the non editorial links which THEY KNOW are the blog comments and forum backlinks.

                No we are not all screwed. Not all of us use blog comments and forum links to rank. In fact most sites ranking use none of them.
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    God help us all!
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    • Profile picture of the author rsto95
      Yukon/BGVA - Our thoughts on backlinks are different obviously. When you do the backlink work yourself on other quality websites, whether it be a forum, blog post, or comment, than that's what I consider a "good backlink."

      But when you start to backlink via a link wheel, link network, or directory, I see those links as something Google would eliminate in the future. Google isn't smart enough to know you made those blog comment, blog post, or forum backlinks yourself. But they are smart enough to see a trend when it comes to link wheels, link networks, and directories.

      And when I mentioned spam on the first few pages of Google, I mean sites blogspot, wordpress, yahoo, etc. The content on those pages are crap. It's a sales page that has no unique value to it whatsoever. Basically they copy product descriptions from Amazon. Then they would link back to Amazon with their affiliate link.

      Anyways, those are just my thoughts. Shouldn't of called the backlinks 'natural' though. I call all good forms of backlinks natural.
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      • Profile picture of the author linkbuildr
        Originally Posted by rsto95 View Post

        Yukon/BGVA - Our thoughts on backlinks are different obviously. When you do the backlink work yourself on other quality websites, whether it be a forum, blog post, or comment, than that's what I consider a "good backlink."

        But when you start to backlink via a link wheel, link network, or directory, I see those links as something Google would eliminate in the future. Google isn't smart enough to know you made those blog comment, blog post, or forum backlinks yourself. But they are smart enough to see a trend when it comes to link wheels, link networks, and directories.
        That is spam and has been on the no-no list forever =/
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    • Profile picture of the author odesk
      Originally Posted by Petarx View Post

      God help us all!
      I am ready with my King Fu practice.

      Yahooooooooooooo.

      now see who is best in King Fu, Panda or me
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  • Profile picture of the author webby0031
    The thread is wrong anyway.

    Its not a MAJOR PANDA update, it is just a panda refresh..

    The MAJOR update referred to in the link is for a up and coming Penguin update in 2013 sometime.
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    • Profile picture of the author howto
      Oh deer I just quit my job this month to do IM full time. I sure hope my sites are OK lol :S. I haven't got any links from any link farm networks so hopefully that's all they're targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Rawat
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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    They are going to blacklist the hacked sites. Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: New first stop for hacked site recovery

    That's where this is going
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by FakeItTilYouMakeIt View Post

      They are going to blacklist the hacked sites. Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: New first stop for hacked site recovery

      That's where this is going
      I guess that reconfirms the SAPE links as the current target.

      The problem I see with Google going after SAPE links is it's pretty much a moving target If those guys are running churn & burn money sites, as long as they're consistently hacking fresh links. Fresh links + fresh sites = moving target.

      For the record, I don't agree/approve of hacking anything.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I guess that reconfirms the SAPE links as the current target.

        The problem I see with Google going after SAPE links is it's pretty much a moving target If those guys are running churn & burn money sites, as long as they're consistently hacking fresh links. Fresh links + fresh sites = moving target.

        For the record, I don't agree/approve of hacking anything.
        I think that is why you are seeing this strategy of promoting protecting your site from being hacked to webmasters.

        They won't be able to take out large chunks of the network like they did with BMR, SEO LinkMonster (POS), ALN, etc.

        So to start with they do some PR around how webmasters can keep from being hacked and get a talking puppet to put out a big article about how Google is targeting Sape. Good way to scare some people out of using it. Next they'll hit some sites really hard that they can confirm are using it. Completely deindex them. That will get more people talking and make some people completely scared to use Sape or anything like it.

        It's a more subtle attack than what they did to the public blog networks last year, but it will probably have some impact.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          I think that is why you are seeing this strategy of promoting protecting your site from being hacked to webmasters.

          They won't be able to take out large chunks of the network like they did with BMR, SEO LinkMonster (POS), ALN, etc.

          So to start with they do some PR around how webmasters can keep from being hacked and get a talking puppet to put out a big article about how Google is targeting Sape. Good way to scare some people out of using it. Next they'll hit some sites really hard that they can confirm are using it. Completely deindex them. That will get more people talking and make some people completely scared to use Sape or anything like it.

          It's a more subtle attack than what they did to the public blog networks last year, but it will probably have some impact.
          I agree with the Google scare tactics.

          The link that FakeItTilYouMakeIt posted above has a link to this page, they talk about viewing the cache & also looking for any code on the theme/html that includes base64. I don't know how old that Google page is, but I've talked about base64 hacks on this forum for over a year now, they're common in free WP theme files from bogus free theme sites, plugins can also include the base64 code. The easiest way to know If a page has been hacked is to look at the Google Cache (text version ) not the full version, the full version doesn't usually show the hacked links. What's messed up about hidden base64 links is, those links don't even show up in the HTML, but they do show up in the Google Cache (text version) where it counts most for the hackers.

          Really I wouldn't even call those base64 guys hackers considering the backlinks are built into the WP theme/plugin before they're ever downloaded as a zip file. It's a hack but it's not some guy breaking passwords on an Admin. Maybe they have guys breaking into Admin. accounts (IDK), but I imagine most of those SAPE links are taking the easy route with stuffing the free bogus WP theme/plugins with backlinks (less work, larger link volume).

          I also know for a fact that GWT checks the WP version on a blog, I posted that here on WF probably a year ago. I could see a possibility of Google devaluing outdated WP blogs/sites in their algo. A default WP install shows the WP version number in the HTML source code, I removed my WP version number when they sent me a message in GWT.
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          • Profile picture of the author theactor19
            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            I agree with the Google scare tactics.

            The link that FakeItTilYouMakeIt posted above has a link to this page, they talk about viewing the cache & also looking for any code on the theme/html that includes base64. I don't know how old that Google page is, but I've talked about base64 hacks on this forum for over a year now, they're common in free WP theme files from bogus free theme sites, plugins can also include the base64 code. The easiest way to know If a page has been hacked is to look at the Google Cache (text version ) not the full version, the full version doesn't usually show the hacked links. What's messed up about hidden base64 links is, those links don't even show up in the HTML, but they do show up in the Google Cache (text version) where it counts most for the hackers.

            Really I wouldn't even call those base64 guys hackers considering the backlinks are built into the WP theme/plugin before they're ever downloaded as a zip file. It's a hack but it's not some guy breaking passwords on an Admin. Maybe they have guys breaking into Admin. accounts (IDK), but I imagine most of those SAPE links are taking the easy route with stuffing the free bogus WP theme/plugins with backlinks (less work, larger link volume).

            I also know for a fact that GWT checks the WP version on a blog, I posted that here on WF probably a year ago. I could see a possibility of Google devaluing outdated WP blogs/sites in their algo. A default WP install shows the WP version number in the HTML source code, I removed my WP version number when they sent me a message in GWT.
            How do i check my wordpress blog if for the base64 links/spam links?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          I think that is why you are seeing this strategy of promoting protecting your site from being hacked to webmasters.
          My take on it is quite different. to me they are basicaly saying - Yes we are going to hold the webmaster responsible and yes its going to hurt innocent webmasters - and this is preemptive not as a scare tactic but as a way of saying - look we told you you should take care of this.

          So in other words this is their way of handling the fall out when they move on Sape.

          I see no reason whatsoever why they can't take down big chunks. They probably have infiltrated as customers and Google could care less if they have to spend even a couple tens of thousands of dollars to send a message that clearly helps them beyond just Sape

          Will Sape be able to go on? Probably..... BMR could have gone on by buying new domains. Will it send a solid blow? undoubtedly. Theres no way they do this kind of press on it if they don't have a clear handle on what they will do and that it will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sprollest
    WSO forum is gonna be flooded by self-proclaimed Panda recovery miracle makers. The joy
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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    I agree with the churn and burn people picking up and moving on but at least in the cell I found there was a looooong list of links that was injected and the links (while mostly spam) weren't all churn and burn sites, there were some surprising exceptions. Brick and mortar small businesses. Regional franchise service company. Could get interesting. It will be funnier to see the reaction of the hacked sites. Will Google blacklist PBS? Discovery education? Reuters blog?

    *happy dance*
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  • Profile picture of the author supereek
    nobody can say anything for sure before the actual update comes.
    just continue doing what you are doing. that is all.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    It's about time that webmasters woke up to this. I can't believe so many websites have been hacked by this network or by other means. Google is actually doing us all a favour. 3 cheers for Google...Hip Hip .....
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    I love these updates by Google, it runs all these newbies with "guaranteed first page" listings out of business
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    By the way, how are these SAPE sites getting hacked? This is more than a base64 hack, right?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by DPM70 View Post

      By the way, how are these SAPE sites getting hacked? This is more than a base64 hack, right?
      I'm sure it's more than base64 hacks on WP themes, still I imagine the base64 hacks is a large part of the hacked links, it's dirt simple, find a free theme, base64 the links, create a bogus theme download site, sit back & watch the link numbers increase from all the downloads.

      BTW, those base64 links are sometimes hard to find If you've never had to deal with them, the links I've seen only show on the cache text version, not in the HTML source code on the live web page, but the links will still be inside the WP theme.

      The hacked themes usually have the base64 split up so one part of the code is calling a 2nd part of the code, If you don't remove all of the base64 code at the same time it can lock up your WP Admin (locked out of your own site Admin.), the only way back in is FTP or Cpanel. Been there, done that, lol.

      The easiest way to deal with a hacked base64 WP theme is simply switch back to the default WP theme, then delete the hacked theme. Don't try to make any code edits on the live theme because you'll risk locking up the entire site (headache).
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Will Sape be able to go on? Probably..... BMR could have gone on by buying new domains. Will it send a solid blow? undoubtedly. Theres no way they do this kind of press on it if they don't have a clear handle on what they will do and that it will work.
    Agree with this - it's way obvious that they're gonna crack down and the naysayers will look silly this time next week. I don't think they'll care, though. The guys selling the links will find something new and the suckers will buy it up. It's like BSG - History will keep repeating ad infinitum.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    BTW, those base64 links are sometimes hard to find If you've never had to deal with them
    Indeed, they're tricksy little buggers and I thank you for your diligence and help in outing them and how to despatch them in your posts here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Cant wait for this, hopefully I benefit
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  • Profile picture of the author mdoolan
    I'm pretty sure, this update will affect far less sites than those previous Panda & Penguin updates
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by mdoolan View Post

      I'm pretty sure, this update will affect far less sites than those previous Panda & Penguin updates
      Supposedly WP powers around +14% of the blogs on the net, the majority of those WP installs are most likely running free WP themes & are technically challenged (lol). That makes a huge number of sites/blogs an easy target for base64 hacked themes which is probably only a fraction of the links Google is targeting.

      I have a feeling Google might penalize the thousands/millions of sites that are unknowingly supplying the SAPE links considering the Google links above on how to clean up a hacked site. It's not too difficult to find footprints (WP + viagra header/footer links (lol)).

      I'm not trying to add to the Google scare, just saying check the site before the $hit hits the fan. If Google devalues a hacked site/page it might not be so easy to recover a ranked SERP position.
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  • Profile picture of the author legoog8
    file a reconsideration request, and then wait 4-6 weeks.
    woah google does like making problems for itself if millions of people did that then......... but also evidence that google relies mainly on manual reviewers and all that a inefficient business model for google considering there are 1000000000000000000 webpages out there... I would sack the head of google spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by legoog8 View Post

      woah google does like making problems for itself if millions of people did that then......... but also evidence that google relies mainly on manual reviewers and all that a inefficient business model for google considering there are 1000000000000000000 webpages out there... I would sack the head of google spam.
      If Google can automate finding a problem on a site (algo.), I'm sure they can automate verifying the problem was fixed on the same site.
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      • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
        A blackhat's dream come true

        Wipe all the marketers out and leave the easy pickings, blackhat seo has never been easier...
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by dmtaylor247 View Post

          A blackhat's dream come true

          Wipe all the marketers out and leave the easy pickings, blackhat seo has never been easier...
          Thats called living in denial. Visit blackhatter's forums after an update and they are whining like babies same as everyone else.
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          • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
            Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            Thats called living in denial. Visit blackhatter's forums after an update and they are whining like babies same as everyone else.
            Speak for yourself!

            Any other self proclaimed guru's here then keep crapping it and telling the wannabes what they want to hear...

            The truth is the SERPS are nothing like they were 2 years ago, if Google slaps a site down, then have another one G2G in 10 minutes... Happy days!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
    Do you guys think web 2.0 and syndication of web 2.0 blogs still rock even after panda?
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  • Profile picture of the author legoog8
    If Google can automate finding a problem on a site (algo.), I'm sure they can automate verifying the problem was fixed on the same site.
    what about another hacking problem after that and then after that one and then the next one after that?
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Quick note. When my other site got hit by the base64 viagra / payday links, I didn't submit a reconsideration.

    The process for me was -

    Tried to remove it once and it failed (when I thought I succeeded lol).
    Tried to remove it again and succeeded.

    Then my rankings came back about 3 weeks later.
    The interesting thing about this, that site wound up moving into the top 3 once I removed all those garbage link (its still there, allcountywaterproofing).

    So if you use a free theme, or don't scan your plugins, you may want to check your cache just to be safe. Those links will really hurt your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexgw
    We cannot say the content on all blogspot, wordpress platform sites are crappy. Many good authentic blogs on WordPress and blogspot platform are available. Though we can find many many crappy sites too..
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  • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
    In 2010 every man and his internet marketing dog owned a website, now there are none left. SERPS that could make $2000 a month are dead easy to the well versed blackhat.

    Marketers that couldn't adapt have just thrown in the towel, the ones who did found new ways of making their time more cost effective.

    Unfortunately this means more low quality for Google. If they spend all of their time punishing bad behaviour and not thinking of new ways to reward good behaviour then all they will get is crap.

    Until Cutts and his team can guarantee white hat sites won't get gunned down in the chaos, then I'm blackhat all the way and the updates don't change a thing. It's just whack a mole for Matt Cutts.
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    • Profile picture of the author dcary13
      Originally Posted by dmtaylor247 View Post

      In 2010 every man and his internet marketing dog owned a website, now there are none left. SERPS that could make $2000 a month are dead easy to the well versed blackhat.

      Marketers that couldn't adapt have just thrown in the towel, the ones who did found new ways of making their time more cost effective.

      Unfortunately this means more low quality for Google. If they spend all of their time punishing bad behaviour and not thinking of new ways to reward good behaviour then all they will get is crap.
      You wrote it itself: "and his internet marketing dog owned a website"...

      You are wrong in the way that the websites of the IMs and his dogs was better as the BH spamers ones. They was shit too.

      And they was never white hat, they was stupid grey and black hat, brushed over in dirty white.

      Look at this forum and the threads and you will see all over the place the people here claiming they are "white hat" and "good content".

      And in the next thread they ask for buying links, how xrumer works and whats the best content spinner is. White hat for the arse, i say.

      The ranking are fine now! Because the hard working (aka the real spamers) are now ranked instead of the crap IMs here knowing nothing about anything but expecting to make big money.

      As more IMs leave the internet and going back where they come from (cleaning toilets, dumbing nuclear wastes, selling drugs...) as better.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by TheProgrammer View Post

    Whats your thoughts on this upcoming change?
    ....yawn...

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  • Profile picture of the author Chuchab
    im waiting this updatre for long tiiiiime
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    • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      ....yawn...

      Paul
      LOL, Genius gurus like you dont care about any upcoming disaster, because they trust much on their protections.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

        I'm genuinely concerned about legit sites being whacked.

        I have a lot invested in Media buys right now from sites ranking in Google.

        In the last update, I lost a fair amount of money due to the traffic to the sites I had active buys on losing significant traffic.

        So ever since the last update I switched to Second Tier Media Buys, but the last couple of months I was offered a very nice contract on a few High Traffic sites ranking in G so I bought in.

        I'm concerned those sites could get whacked out and I get done again.

        That would be a kick in the pants for me. :/
        So go check the Google cache (text version) of the pages that are sending you traffic. If they have viagra, payday, etc.. junk links in the header/footer of the web page, send them a note, get it fixed.
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  • Profile picture of the author stubo1903
    Google Panda Update To Start Being A Rolling Update

    Panda's becoming a rolling update. Shame, the panda devastation threads were always a good laugh
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    lolGoogle.
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  • Profile picture of the author roberthughes
    My thoughts are very positive:

    1) More rubbish spammers will be thrown off
    2) Gives smaller SEO re-sellers a better chance to find new business due to the shake up

    Only negative is the extra work it takes to adjust peoples backlink profile. But with the right resources this is never a problem!

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author cpa-money
    i really dont care about it, every time google make a move they destroying the little man`s cash follow which helped them to grow bigger (when he added adsense to his site).

    so after the first panda update i started to leave google as the major traffic source, and now i dont care what they are going to do, they can not affect my sites anymore.

    so come on and create your zoo updates as much as you want and call it panda, penguin or whatever.
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    • Profile picture of the author dcary13
      Originally Posted by cpa-money View Post

      i really dont care about it, every time google make a move they destroying the little man`s cash follow which helped them to grow bigger (when he added adsense to his site).

      so after the first panda update i started to leave google as the major traffic source, and now i dont care what they are going to do, they can not affect my sites anymore.
      So, you "leave" google?
      How you can leave something you can't enter?

      And how they can effect your sites? Beside not to rank you what
      you already did when you deindexed yourself?

      I must li3fe in a parallell universe.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    You have to go to your code editor in wordpress, then use control + f and search for it manually. Or that was the way I did it.

    I'd click on every page and would click "next" to see if I had it. However, I didn't find it in my theme but my plugins, so you need to check your plugins too.
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    • Profile picture of the author theactor19
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      You have to go to your code editor in wordpress, then use control + f and search for it manually. Or that was the way I did it.

      I'd click on every page and would click "next" to see if I had it. However, I didn't find it in my theme but my plugins, so you need to check your plugins too.

      I checked the header and footer files, and didn't see anything..

      What exactly do you put in the search when you do control+f?

      My plugins have a ton of files.. are there specific files I should be looking in for each plugin, or look at every file within each plugin?

      thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author theactor19
        Originally Posted by theactor19 View Post

        I checked the header and footer files, and didn't see anything..

        What exactly do you put in the search when you do control+f?

        My plugins have a ton of files.. are there specific files I should be looking in for each plugin, or look at every file within each plugin?

        thanks!
        Anybody able to answer my last question?

        thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author xMizzlex
        Originally Posted by theactor19 View Post

        I checked the header and footer files, and didn't see anything..

        What exactly do you put in the search when you do control+f?

        My plugins have a ton of files.. are there specific files I should be looking in for each plugin, or look at every file within each plugin?

        thanks!
        Check the options folder of admin options. Also... FTP in and search "http://" in each theme file.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      You have to go to your code editor in wordpress, then use control + f and search for it manually. Or that was the way I did it.

      I'd click on every page and would click "next" to see if I had it. However, I didn't find it in my theme but my plugins, so you need to check your plugins too.
      A faster and more reliable way would be to download all your files and database to your computer. Then use Notepad++ to mass search all of them for any malicious code.
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  • Profile picture of the author shahbaz94us
    F**K PANDA AND MATT CUTTS! I GOT HIT IN MY FACE!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wes888
    Is it already updating?? I don't see any changes lol
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  • Profile picture of the author jasmine12
    Google panda update 15-03-2013, announces by matt Google Web spam team leader.
    I lost my keyword ranking in Google co.in after 15/3/2013. it is major impact of billions of sites
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  • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
    I work for a Web Design company doing SEO for their clients. I've been hoping for a Panda refresh for two months! Why? Because my employer left a development website up and indexed by Google, then suddenly in January our clients rankings tanked all over the place.

    The only thing that it could be is the exact same website being online under our subdomain. Now that was an uncomfortable client conversation....I can't wait to check rankings on Monday! lol
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    • Profile picture of the author adlol
      Originally Posted by OneManSEO View Post

      I work for a Web Design company doing SEO for their clients. I've been hoping for a Panda refresh for two months! Why? Because my employer left a development website up and indexed by Google, then suddenly in January our clients rankings tanked all over the place.

      The only thing that it could be is the exact same website being online under our subdomain. Now that was an uncomfortable client conversation....I can't wait to check rankings on Monday! lol
      Why not just 301 redirect the development page to the main site?
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      • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
        Originally Posted by adlol View Post

        Why not just 301 redirect the development page to the main site?
        We did, but the penalty only seems to get lifted when another refresh is made. I'm just glad it was only 2 months and not 6...

        Reconsideration Requests are worthless....by the way.
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        • Profile picture of the author adlol
          Originally Posted by OneManSEO View Post

          We did, but the penalty only seems to get lifted when another refresh is made. I'm just glad it was only 2 months and not 6...

          Reconsideration Requests are worthless....by the way.
          You could have forced the refresh much sooner by building a couple of back links to the development page. Within days it would have refreshed.
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          • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
            Originally Posted by adlol View Post

            You could have forced the refresh much sooner by building a couple of back links to the development page. Within days it would have refreshed.
            Hmmm, I did not know that. I've never had to repair a Panda drop, so if what you say is indeed true then F.M.L. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author norhisham
    Woo.. another reason to immediately revise our main source of traffic and ways to improve no. of returned visitors to our site. Seriously, SEO is getting trickier every year.
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  • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
    So this SAPE links place got burn...never heard of them. What do you think will be the next link network that is going down? Google said in a few weeks...I just wonder which one might be the biggest fish.
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  • Profile picture of the author majestic12
    Anyone notice any changes yet? nothing seems to have changed here in the UK { that I can see }...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jean Morgan
      Originally Posted by majestic12 View Post

      Anyone notice any changes yet? nothing seems to have changed here in the UK { that I can see }...

      I started seeing big changes on my .co.uk site on Friday, this has continued all weekend but has slowed to a trickle today. Rankings have stabilised for sure at this moment, not seeing much change up or down today.

      I'm doing the happy dance as my traffic doubled yesterday and can only be from those new rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    I was wondering that too, I`ve had a look at my rankings and they have dropped alittle from last week but thats nothing to go on these days my rankings are moving about all the time i never nail a position down for months on end these days anyway.

    But yes some of my pages have dropped but nothing major
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    It's Monday today right? Haven't noticed anything tbh, maybe it still has to come?
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    Really i mean really all that worry lol ! There hasnt been a flippin panda update has there no way on earth would the WF not have just afew little threads from folks who`d been affected and theres nothing lol
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    • Profile picture of the author majestic12
      We have been watching and checking about 60 sites since this morning UK time, so far nothing has happened. The same goes for our U.S sites which are running behind due to the time difference.

      Either no update has occurred or we have done nothing bad lol.. { or sheer good luck }

      You are 100% correct regarding the lack of forum activity, if you ignore threads talking about the impending doom { such as this thread }, I would rate the damage news at a big fat zero "so far"....

      Originally Posted by jimkirk1943 View Post

      Really i mean really all that worry lol ! There hasnt been a flippin panda update has there no way on earth would the WF not have just afew little threads from folks who`d been affected and theres nothing lol
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      • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
        Either no update has occurred or we have done nothing bad lol.. { or sheer good luck }

        LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    I saw a lot of ups and downs but nothing really major. It's just like most panda updates.


    It's great that they are integrating panda to the algorithm. There will be more weird news of clean sites being whacked all of a sudden
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  • Profile picture of the author lhkorn99
    No more Panda announcements from Google - No More Confirmations Of Google Panda Updates
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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    Arggggh I got nothin I know it's probably not nice of me to hope another site crashes and burns but I had my fingers and toes crossed that Google was going to spank my naughty competitor for his naughty Russian links but nooooo. Oh well. I'll just keep on fighting that good fight and getting the hacked sites to take them off. I mean links from Reuters gimme a break ughhhh
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I saw a slight increase in rankings but nothing to worry about :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author cardine
    All of my rankings were up.

    In general, all of the Panda updates have seemed rather tame.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostgator Coupon
    Has anyone even been effected by this update? All my rankings have stayed the same or gone up.
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