7 Ways To Recover From Google Panda Effect

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The launch of Google’s all-new algorithm, which is adorably known as “farmer” or “Panda” which has been designed to identify low quality pages and sites has created a big panic among the webmasters. These low quality pages, which are better known as “content farms”, have low productivity in terms of user experience. In other words, Google’s Panda will be affecting websites that are low in quality, websites that contains content farms, websites that has uselessly indexed pages, duplicate content and high bounce rate. Of all thee, the last factor is what the webmaster or the site owner is going to be highly concerned, and we will discuss some of the seven ways to reduce and recover from Google Panda effect.

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Ways To Recover From Google Panda Effect

1. Do not copy content

This is not only for the purpose of Google Panda, but for all other guidelines, including writing ethics. It is advisable to avoid copying contents and thoughts of others. You can borrow information but express the borrowed information in your own thoughts. Just because your article has been the latest, this might have been receiving the higher ranking all these days, but with Panda you cannot escape hereafter. It is highly necessary that you do not use copied content!

2. Avoid content of low quality

When the question of quality arises, it is not the matter of the use of the English language. There is no point in writing the same borrowed ideas in a very high standard of English, which the Panda can identify and can still affect. Write the borrowed ideas with a newer perception, and improve on the SEO performance and the length of the article so that this is easy to hoodwink Panda with a moderately high quality article. This helps in increasing the creation of inbound links for the article, and thereby you can recover from Google Panda effect easily.

3. Learn SEO

The best way to recover from Google Panda is to build your article strongly based on SEO by choosing and using the apt keywords for which umpteen numbers of tools are available to help you, and all you need is to devise as a strategy using your common sense.

If you are new to SEO, you can read Olivia’s article on Understanding SEO basics. You can also read Usman’s Simple Ways to do SEO.

4. Avoid the use of external links

If you are monetizing your blog by using paid links then this is best that you stop doing them, as Panda hates these kind of activities and is henceforth essential to avoid the use of paid external links altogether, unless essential and is relevant.

5. RSS Feeds

If you are hosting a well-established website and feels the performance derogating because of Panda, then the best option to recover from this is to send your content via RSS feeder, which will increase the readability and will reach more customers for the ease of access.

6. Improve Speed or load time

Something that Panda hates is the decreased speed or load time of a website, especially if your website is going to be filled with heaps of pictures and images. Try to optimize the images if unavoidable, if not do not use them.

7.Use of social buttons

The use of social buttons helps in implementing and increasing the chances of your article being viewed everytime the article is shared by someone, and this is sure to have a positive impact on your page ranking. Even Panda becomes a handicapped when you use and implement social media effectively.

I do hope the above 7 points will help you recover from Google Panda effect. If you have any queries, feel free to comment below 🙂

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  • The 2nd point is incorrect in my view. I prefer writing short posts but I explain almost everything in it. But Google still send so much traffic to these posts.

  • Hi Praveen,

    I don’t know about “external links” problem, but I don’t use it on my site but you should have knowledge about Google updates or else you won’t get your desired result. Panda update was basically about duplicate content so everyone should use new content or else they’ll see bad effect form Google Panda very soon.

  • Difficult rules to follow if you’re in the game for some time now and already did all those “mistakes”. Fixing those can take time, but it’s still doable. Still not sure if it wouldn’t be better to open new projects from scratch instead of saving the dead ones.

  • nice article. For some time traffic flow to my website has reduced, may be due to this. I am incorporating many changes now and you tips have been helpful

  • I don’t think so there is a proper algorithm to avoid Panda. But as it is always said “Prevention is better than cure”. We can follow some of the guidelines to give satisfaction to ourselves.

  • Other than improving the depth and quality of your content and writing style, I’m doubting there’s little most of us can do to ‘fix’, ‘repair’, ‘recover’ from Panda.

    There’s a massive consolidation of power going to the top, most authoritative and well aged domains. Many of the ranking ‘losses’ people are experience aren’t necessarily from their sites being ‘Punished’, but rather other Big Players getting rewarded – leaving less room on Page 1 of SERPS.

    This isn’t a level playing field anymore – and it seems foolish to think all sites have an equal chance for ranking “If only I’d X,Y,Z and A, B, C” – and then somehow previous rankings will be restored to where it used to be.

    To a greater extent than ever, GOOGLE DECIDES where your sites pages will rank. Not you. Not your backlink profile or anchor text. Social Media participation is great – but will it ‘Save’ you from traffic losses? Google is now using so many metric points and weightings that change endlessly — that one can’t really KNOW FOR CERTAIN what makes a concrete difference. <– And that's EXACTLY what Google intended.