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Category: Panda Update
29 May 2014

5 “Panda Proof” Internal Linking Strategies

Last week Panda 4.0 rolled out and along with it a lot of new analysis as to what can trigger it. I started to write up my own analysis today, but decided to table that until next week when I can collect more data. However, in the meantime I think we should still talk about Panda. But instead of hashing out how to escape this filter, I would rather talk…


27 Jan 2012

Panda 3.2 Refreshes: Hope for the Future?

Yesterday Search Engine Land reported confirmation from Google that Panda 3.2 happened about a week ago. After a fairly long break it seemed another change was imminent at some point. But what’s interesting about this report is that Google noted this as a “data refresh”. So what does that mean? Well, some individuals in Webmasterworld reported seeing a rebound in traffic around the time frame of the 3.2 update. Of…


17 Nov 2011

Google says “Add 3 ad units to Prominent Sections of your Pages”…so we can penalize you with Panda!

I have Google Adsense on some websites I own…and each month I get messages in my adsense account that look just like this….scroll down to see their email they send me every month…. Back to Jim’s Rant: This is just deplorable in the age of the Google Panda Updates! How can Google still hand out advice telling me to add 3 ad units to all my pages, and to use…


26 May 2011

Google Panda Update: Your Site is Going to Survive (funny)

I was on my way home tonight listening to an old mix CD I have when I heard an old Hank Williams Jr song called  “Country Boy Can Survive.”…. and since my mind is so immersed in this Google Panda Update…I started playing with the lyrics for fun… I ended up reworking the lyrics…and it ended up being a song to the 12 sites that we’re working with that have…


18 May 2011

Google Panda Update: Content + Design = Usable, trustworthy websites

Google Panda Update:  Content + Design = Usable, trustworthy websites I stole the headline “Content + Design = Usable, trustworthy websites” from Chris Trude‘s comment in a thread by Derek Halpern of Social Triggers. Derek wrote a great post, where he talks about a study in which people were asked to search and then record if they trusted or distrusted the sites they found… and if they distrusted those sites,…


12 May 2011

Google Agent Rank and Reputational Scores…It’s About Content and Writers and Panda!

Let’s Learn Agent Rank and Reputational Scores…it’s about Content and Writers and Panda. So here we are, almost 3 months since the “Big” Panda Poop of Feb 24th…and still, no light at the end of the tunnel for those who got pooped on by the Panda Update. It’s 1:40am…and I still have a few posts in my head, and I can’t sleep until I get at least one of them…


10 May 2011

Losing Clients to Panda. I Just Lost $17,500/month.

Google Panda Update: Losing Clients to Panda. Just lost me $17,500/month. This week I lost 3 clients…these 3 clients were all hit by the April Panda Update. Client #1 – They’re convinced that they were not hit by Panda. I even did a post, showing analytics of 5 sites that were hit by the April Panda Update…but even when I showed those charts to this client (saying, “Hey, You’re site…


09 May 2011

Google Panda Update – Short Clicks and Long Clicks / Pogosticking

Google Panda Update: Short Clicks and Long Clicks / Pogosticking OK, Folks, we have some old words, and old signals that have become more popular in the days of Post-Panda. “Short Clicks – Long Clicks” – and “Pogosticking”. Add these to your SEO dictionary if you don’t have them in there already. I’ve started reading In The Plex (April 2011) by Steven Levy, and I came to a couple of…


08 May 2011

Google Panda Update – Panda’s Punitive Punishment of Good Content.

The Panda will Punish your Good Content if you have Bad Content as well….Panda Inflicts Punitive Damages on your Good Content…(but hey, Google says it’s not a penalty…it’s just an algorithm change). On Friday May 6th, Google’s Amit Singhal wrote an interesting post on the Google WebmasterCentral Blog called, “More Guidance on Building High Quality Sites.” On Saturday I was in a partly silly mood and I published some tips…


07 May 2011

Google Panda Update – Google’s Content Guidance and Jim’s Take.

So Panda I rolled out Feb 24, 2011, and Panda II rolled out April 11…and Panda III…well, that could be any day now. Google says that they were targeting “Content Farms”, but none of the sites that I have been analyzing have been “Content Farms”. The clients that I had that were effected, and the people that came to me later, were all basically ecommerce sites selling products… they didn’t…


05 May 2011

Google Panda Update – A Overview of Analytics of 5 Panda II Affected Sites.

I happen to have 5 screenshots of 5 sites that were hit by Panda II. I thought that others might want to see this overview information as well, so I thought I’d post them (client identities are protected). I’ve having issues publishing images to the old blog here…so I turned this post into a PDF document. Click here to see a PDF document showing an overview of Google Analytics for…


02 May 2011

Google Panda Update – User Behavior and Other Signals.

The Google Panda Update – Did user Behavior Signals tell the Panda to Poop on your site? The past few months I’ve been reading a lot of interesting theories about the Google Panda Update…and I’ve read a lot of noise (stuff I don’t believe)… even one of the top results in a search in Google for “Google Panda Update” is a page talking about Panda and low quality backlinks….Panda has…


25 Apr 2011

Google Panda Update – Thoughts and Solutions from Jim Boykin

Google Panda Update – Background and Possible Solutions. I’ve been in SEO for over 12 years and I’ve seen several major Google updates over the years…and this year there’s the Panda Update that has 14% of search results shot to a new Google Hell, a Hell called Panda. To understand Panda, you need to know some of the filters that Google has already put in place. The Supplemental Results “filter”…