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Pandalized!

5 Sep

Has your site lost considerable organic traffic after Google’s notorious series of Panda updates?  Well, you’re not the only one.  Check out this compilation of traffic statistics for big name sites that have been “pandalized.”

The list of big name sites include the likes of…

  • eZineArticles.com (stats shown in the image above)
  • HubPages.com
  • FindArticles.com
  • ArticlesBase.com
  • Mahalo.com
  • ShopWiki.com
  • AllBusiness.com
  • ChaCha.com
  • Answers.com
  • eHow.com

Notice anything interesting? 

Yes, these are all popular sites used by Internet Marketers.  Internet Marketers love to use these sites to either publish spun articles for purposes of SEO or scrape these sites for articles to spin/re-publish or both!  As a result, a lot of these sites contain duplicate, spun articles.  With Google’s Panda update, the focus and emphasize has been put on quality, original content.  As a result, it makes sense for these big sites to lose a lot of traffic.

This also implies that if you’ve traditionally relied on these sites for SEO, you may have felt the downstream effect of their decrease in authority.  In other words, your site may not have been directly pinpointed by Panda as being a site with low quality content.  Instead, your inbound links (from the above listed sites) have been pinpointed and therefore you have lost your previous SEO link juice.

It is also very important to note that many big sites, also widely used by Internet Marketers, have not suffered at all because of Panda.  These include the likes of…

  • WordPress.com
  • Squidoo.com
  • Wikia.com

The original site is called Pandalized.com.  Worth a browse!

dave

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