Friday, February 1, 2013

How to Recover a Website from Google Panda Effect?

Before I go ahead, here are some factors you should know about Google panda:
  • It’s a domain level penalty.
  • A few low quality posts can drop overall domain ranking.
  • Google trust quality sites.
  • Google Panda lowers down overall ranking of low quality sites.
  • On-site SEO optimization becomes important.
  • The quality of a post is taken as a prime factor for ranking.
  • Niche based websites are better than generic sites.
  • Social bookmarking and promotion works great. Specially Google+1 is especially important.
  • No one has 100% recovered from Panda updates (updated: January, 2013)
After Googling several websites, blog and video tutorials, I got few tips which will help to recover a website from Google panda effect, these are as given below:
  • Removed data from search engine snippets.
  • Removed all Broken links.
  • Removed un-necessary pages from search (Noindex or 404).
  • Keyword optimization for all old posts (Improved the quality with updated info).
  • Social media promotion after Keyword optimization (Google+, Delicious, Digg).
  • Removed duplicate content.
  • URL Canonicalization ( replytocom, feedburner links).
  • Avoid to display Too many advertisements and Affiliate Ads.
  • Send reconsideration request after SEO change.

List of Google Panda Updates So Far

Google confirmed with us that a Panda update is being released and said:
In the last few days we’ve been pushing out a new Panda update that incorporates new signals so it can be more finely targeted.

I am not exactly sure what number of Panda updates were up to, but this time, I would label it version 26.

Here are all the releases so far for Panda:
  1. Panda Update 1 : Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of queries; announced; English in US only)
  2. Panda Update 2 : April 11, 2011 (2% of queries; announced; rolled out in English internationally)
  3. Panda Update 3 : May 10, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  4. Panda Update 4 : June 16, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  5. Panda Update 5 : July 23, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  6. Panda Update 6 : Aug. 12, 2011 (6-9% of queries in many non-English languages; announced)
  7. Panda Update 7 : Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
  8. Panda Update 8 : Oct. 19, 2011 (about 2% of queries; belatedly confirmed)
  9. Panda Update 9 : Nov. 18, 2011: (less than 1% of queries; announced)
  10. Panda Update 10 : Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)