Hit By Panda? Google Says Post In Forum Thread With 7,000 Other Posts

Oct 19, 2011 • 8:36 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Panda threadWere you hit by the Google Panda update? What should you do?

Google back on March 2nd started a support thread at the Google Webmaster Help forums named "Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here."

Since then, there have been 6,780 posts. Yea, that is a lot of posts and that doesn't count all the other threads, probably in the tens of thousands, on the Panda update.

But Google is still suggesting you post your site's details in that original thread, with the other 6,780 posts. Will it get drowned out by the other posts? I am not sure, but Google said you should still post there.

A Google + post by Googler Kaspar Szymanski said "Here's the uber long thread on #Google webmaster help forum; if you think your legitimate, original content site has been affected by our #Panda update please feel free to let us know and tune in."

The thing is, can Google really look at all those posts? It is humanly possible?

So will posting there really make a difference?

For more on the ongoing Panda saga see our Google Panda category.

Forum discussion at Google +.

Update: I apologize, Google does indeed read every single post in that long thread. John Mueller from Google replied to me in my Google + post saying he subscribed to this thread via email, as do others and they do read each and every post. In fact, they prefer to manage the Panda complaints and feedback in one thread versus many other threads. So I am sorry to Google and all those on the team.

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Nathaniel Bailey

10/19/2011 02:07 pm

I dont think google's going to manually go over all those posts or sites in question, surely they would simply run the site through some sort of algo to see if they should have been hit by the panda update? At least thats what I would do as I bet the majority of site that have been hit by panda have a good reason to be hit by it! For example, we always see posts on seochat with people asking why xyz site has lost rankings and traffic, clearly its because your contents either poor or all over the place but people dont seem to want to admit that and find it easier to lie to themselves when a whole forum of people can see the truth and have told them "you been hit by the panda update because you have a site full of duplicate content etc etc". So on that reason (the fact people lie to themselves and dont want to see they have poor content), if I was google I would simple run all links in that thread/section of the forum through some automated checks and not go over it all manually, not only because most probably deserve the hit from the panda update, but also because of the pure quantity of posts.


10/19/2011 02:08 pm

DON'T post there, ur site will be ripped apart & unmasked by Google's support b@strads like luzie and other gestapo officers.

Liars & Cheaters & Thieves

10/19/2011 02:13 pm

"Google does indeed read every single post in that long thread." Google says so, but doesn't mean it is so.

Koozai Mike

10/19/2011 02:26 pm

I'm pleased to hear that they read every one. Doesn't mean they action it but hey it's a start right?


10/19/2011 03:54 pm

Kaspar Szymanski is brain dead to be surprised that webmasters are interested in Panda. You steal our money to make 36% more last quarter

Barry Schwartz

10/19/2011 03:55 pm

Kaspar is an awesome person. Be nice.

Rick Bucich

10/19/2011 11:44 pm

Luzie's advice is dead on.

SEO New York

10/20/2011 11:17 am


SEO Vietnam

10/20/2011 03:11 pm

It's good to hear that every post is read, that's an admirable feat. I wonder how the people who posted feel...did their post get a cursory glance or a did they get some direct feedback from Google?


10/23/2011 12:33 pm

He is right


10/23/2011 12:39 pm

John Mueller and matt Cutts have lied so many times in there life time,that they should be dehydrated in sahara desert and later should be given ice bath.....Instantly out of 7000 already existing posts Mr John Mueller tell me how many have been helped. Top contributors in your forum are no better than sniffer dawgs... So John Mueller if you have nothing to say,stay mum........speak only, when you really mean it.....same goes for Matty Chatty

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