Google Panda Help Thread Mostly Gone

Mar 14, 2012 • 8:51 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News
 

Google Panda HelpJust over a year ago, Google started a help thread for Panda victims where they can go post their site's information and seek advice from other webmasters and maybe Googlers.

The thread had reached almost 9,000 posts, probably a record for the forum, over the course of the year and saw no sign of slowing down.

But when Google migrated to the new forum system this weekend, the thread was killed. Only about 20% of the posts are in the main thread now, Google lost the rest or they are split off into other threads, hard to find.

You can see the what is left of the thread over here.

I was a little upset for two reasons. The first is that I wanted to do a post for when it hit 10,000 posts, which would have been in the next few months. The second reason is because Googlers told me that every single time someone posts in that thread, it goes to their email account and they read each and every post. Now what?

John from Google said in a Google Webmaster Help thread:

It looks like the particularly long threads were split up for migration. The content is still there, you can find it in search :). It's great having your feedback, even (and especially) if it's critical. Please continue posting, feel free to start a new thread if you'd like.

This went against what Google suggested a few months ago, saying to use that thread for Panda related help and not start a new thread. But I guess with the new forum upgrade, this is the new advice.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

Image credit to ShutterSock for Panda doctors.

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Comments:

San Diego SEO

03/14/2012 02:38 pm

Best Panda advice I gave to my clients was to buy ads or forget about meaningful Google traffic. Larry Page and the digital thugs at search have taken over and manipulated everything.

Ricky Shah

03/14/2012 04:24 pm

So we have to start dedicated thread once again then...Nice

joshua

03/14/2012 04:43 pm

Customer expectation management? Branding? Covering up the evidence?.... you decide.

Syed

03/14/2012 09:40 pm

Could be a mass grave yard they didn't want the world to unearth in future?

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