Yet another Google panda update happened on 14th of October and it was confirmed by Matt Cutts via Twitter. Though this panda update has been labelled as a minor event it has in fact caused sudden drop in traffic for many quality websites.
The Google webmaster forum is buzzing with many site owners posting about the recent drop in traffic with no clue as to why it happened all of a sudden. The problem with the panda algo update is that is it not perfect and some or many quality sites may also get penalized by it.
Here are some of the steps to help you recover the lost traffic from the recent Panda Update.
- Make sure your site content is original and error free. Check GWT (Google Webmaster Tool) for any problems and if you find any, fix it as soon as possible.
- Site speed is an important factor so make sure your site is really fast. If you are using WordPress, install the cache plugins.
- If you think your site content is original and you have not violated the Google TOS do not panic. Just continue adding quality content and most probably the traffic will return back to normal. You can also send a feedback to Google in case you think Google made a mistake.
Remember Google Panda updates will keep happening again and again, and the best way is to ignore it and concentrate on your work.
If you are adding original and quality content on your site there is no need to panic. No one is perfect and even Google can make mistakes. Whenever Google update happens the best bet would be not to change anything on your site, instead wait for few days or weeks and then make a decision.
By (Updated: June 11, 2012)
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