A WebmasterWorld thread has a post from an SEO who has been a WebmasterWorld member since 2006 claiming he has recovered from the Google Panda smack down over night.
How did he do it? He moved some of the pandalized content from that old site to a new one. He said since doing so, in 24 hours, he has noticed a 300% increase in traffic.
I'd heard quite a bit about getting out from under Panda just by moving sub-domains or pages so I finally gave it a try. I moved a half dozen pages that were drawing a few hundred visitors a day from Google on my Pandalized (down 80%) site to my Panda pleased (up over 300%) site this weekend.
It took a little over 24 hours for Google to start indexing the pages on the new site so I'm not sure if Monday results represent a full day. Of the half dozen pages, three were slightly above their pre-Panda level (year-over-year) on Monday, and three were around 20% under. The average Google traffic for the six pages Monday was around 250 visitors each.
So now the waiting begins for the next Panda cycle. I'm expecting one of three things to happen, so it will probably be the fourth.
What he should expect that when the Panda algorithm runs, that if the content he moved over is the reason the old site downgraded in rankings, that the new site will be hit also. And maybe, if the old site no longer has that content, the old site might increase in rankings. Why? Well, the pandalized content may have hurt the rest of the site and by moving it off the main site, it may improve the ranking of the other content on the site.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
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