85% Say They Have Zero Recovery From Google's Panda Update

Jun 8, 2011 • 8:23 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A couple weeks ago I ran a poll asking Did You Recover From Panda? With over 500 responses now in, I wanted to share the results.

In short, 85% of those who were allegedly hit by the Panda update has seen zero improvement since they have been hit. 5% of those who were allegedly hit said they had a total recovery. 9% of those who were allegedly hit said they had a partial recovery.

Like I said before, I really think no one has recovered fully from this Google update - not yet at least.

Here is the full chart, also adding in those who responded that it was not applicable to them. I will be sharing the full results at a long presentation I am giving in Spain next week at ISDI, if you are in the area, please do come.

Google Panda Poll Results

For more on where I'll be speaking about Panda and other search related topics while I am in Spain, please see the RustyBrick blog.

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Shearer Painting

06/08/2011 03:14 pm

Barry, have a safe trip to Spain..and thanks for the cool graphic.

lurk more

06/08/2011 05:50 pm

Am I the only one thinking that the people who claim to have "recovered" have simply just fixed other problems on their site that are non-panda related? I'm thinking that they have fixed something that would have given them a traffic boost regardless of if Panda happened or not.

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06/08/2011 06:43 pm

This is Great info you provided. Thanks


06/08/2011 07:30 pm

Has there been some kind of update on the 6th-7th of June. I noticed some differences but wanted to confirm?

Rajesh Kumar

06/09/2011 05:59 am

I get affected in a positive way, all my sites gets higher ranking and increased traffic, so this is not a question that applies to me

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06/09/2011 06:52 am

Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!


06/09/2011 07:12 am

4% recovered, in doubt that fact very much. We suffered from the Panda Update to the tune of 15,000 visitors per day. Site has been completely re-build, more content, less links, more focus on each page to the associated keyword or phrase, new sections, we also removed a lot of incoming bad links. Truth is we are in exactly the same position. Panda wasn't just about site content, on page factors, it was more about giving strength back to household names/brands. Previously one could complete against Sony on a TV model (say comparison site), now Sony get the first 4 slots. Truth is if someone wanted to go to Sony, they would have gone directly to the site. The reason they type Sony TV XXXX into google is because they want to find alternative prices or unbias reviews. Google in my opinion has made a very big mistake and opened the doors to the likes of bing and Yahoo, who now have better search reasult. Why is everyone harping on about Panda, instead of the real reason, we all lost traffic, google and their in ability to read what the market wants. 


06/30/2011 04:02 am

Add me to the not recovered list.  Lost ~60% of my Google traffic which is north of 10k visits a day. I'd like to see the list of recovered sites so that I can confirm the recoveries in Hitwise.

Onona Adf

07/04/2011 09:32 am

My site is a huge huge forums HostingPost.com but got hit pretty hard, drop 90% and still dropping... No recovery, yet.

Reshav Singh

06/11/2012 04:15 pm

100% Recovered in one month

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