Google Panda Kick Online Forums?

May 16, 2011 • 8:38 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Panda Kicking ForumsSince the release of Panda there have been some discussion forums and heavy user generated content sites saying they were severely impacted by this update.

Personally, I doubt this update was designed to look at forums in particular, but there is no doubt many forums did get hurt by the update.

I wanted to know if your forum or if you know of forums that were hit? Please take my poll:

Now that you took it, let me tell you my thoughts.

There are forums that are heavily moderated for quality content. I believe those forums, the ones that kill out all those people who repost articles just to earn a higher post count in the forums, are the ones that tend to do fine in this update. Forums can be severely abused by their members, and at the same time, it is the members that make the forums thrive. So moderation is key.

More is not better anymore in the world of Panda. Less can now easily be considered a lot better, if the quality is good.

A WebmasterWorld thread has some forum owners complaining about a huge drop in traffic since Panda whereas others say their traffic is up.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

seogabs

05/16/2011 12:50 pm

 In my opinion my uk forum wasn't hit but over in the uk we have just had loads of bank holidays and its been sunny and hot like the summer (in the south)..  I have always seen massive traffic drops over the weekend when the sun is out and bigger ones over bank hols here in the uk...  Last month was about 9% down on traffic which I could blame panda for but i'm 99% sure it due to all the time off people had...  My forum is heavily mod'd  

Kevin Burke

05/16/2011 04:09 pm

It seems to have had the same affect on forums as sites...but it is hard to decipher they exact why for particular sites.

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05/17/2011 07:48 am

Seems that After Hitting the Articles Directories Panda is all set to hit Forums as well..

discount shop

05/17/2011 07:52 am

..more difficulties for SEO and more thoughts for the Content Writers..

Xrisi Eukairia

05/17/2011 10:50 am

I don't see any negative impact to our forums. yet ?  

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05/17/2011 12:21 pm

I also don't see any impact on forums but if it happens then what will b e the future of SEO and forums.

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