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Find if Your Site Has Been Affected by The Google Farmer Update

Find if Your Site Has Been Affected by The Google Farmer Update | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it
The recent Panda update (also known as Farmer update) at Google, which was designed to reduce the search engine rankings of low-quality sites, obviously had a major effect on tons of websites across all niches.

The traffic at content farms, like Mahalo and Suite101, plummeted while news sources and other trusted sites that churn out original content saw an increase in Google traffic. Some small websites and blogs, including this one, also saw a dip in organic traffic after the updated algorithm went live at Google.com.

Which sites were affected by Google Farmer /Panda update?

Sistrix earlier published a detailed spreadsheet [PDF] with a list of 300+ web domains that were possibly the biggest losers in this ongoing battle between content farms and Google.

However, the number of sites that have been devalued in this tweak could be much higher as Google itself has suggested that the change impacts 12% of search queries.
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Your Site’s Traffic Has Plummeted Since Google’s Farmer/Panda Update. Now What?

Your Site’s Traffic Has Plummeted Since Google’s Farmer/Panda Update. Now What? | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it
Google’s latest algorithm change has impacted nearly 12% of queries. That means that a lot of sites, big and small, are looking at their web analytics reports this week and seeing devastating traffic graphs down and to the right. It can be difficult to think strategically and objectively in such a a situation and your first reactions may be panic and anger.

Understandable, but if you want to restore your site’s traffic, you need actionable steps for evaluation and change. Even if it is truly the case that you were unfairly hit as a result of collateral damage, you want to spend your limited time and resources on tactics that are likely to bring your traffic back. Read on for more tactical things you can do now, and methods you might want to avoid.
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