Poll: Did You Get Fired Or Lose Your Job Because Of Google Panda?

Oct 3, 2011 • 9:15 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google PandaA Google Webmaster Help thread asks how many people have lost their jobs due to the Google Panda algorithm change.

As you know by now, Panda 2.5 hit last week and sites that may have recovered may have just lost all that recovery. Many companies rely on Google organic traffic, if they do not have that traffic, either the company goes under or they cut costs (aka, employees).

One site owner said they laid off 15 people, including 3 administration staff members and 1 editor, 9 writers and 2 artists.

The question below is, were you laid off because of this update? Laid off can also mean you had to close down your business.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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SEO Catalysts

10/03/2011 02:16 pm

Its very serious situation where many of are loosing their job due to latest panda hit.


10/03/2011 02:51 pm

My website was unaffected.


10/03/2011 04:52 pm

Never put your eggs in one basket...


10/03/2011 04:52 pm

diversify, diversify, diversify. Google Florida cost me $250,000 a year. Luckily, I didn't have all my eggs in one basket. 

Laki Politis

10/03/2011 08:09 pm

Got a job doing SEO, because they got hit.


10/04/2011 12:29 pm

i hope my blog date comming up pagerank..thank's


10/04/2011 02:21 pm

Surely people can get around this by doing a bit more editing (make a few more changes to copied material)?

SEO Vietnam

10/05/2011 03:17 am

Panda has created havoc for some our clients, we have been working hard to restore previous traffic. As our clients are international (non-english websites), we will have to wait for the international roll-out of Panda 2.5 to see where we stand (or how low do we fall).


10/17/2011 08:48 am

Google Panda doesn't scare me!

Alexander Edbom

10/21/2011 11:59 pm

Together we can defeat the Panda! 

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