My Site's Ranking Dropped, It's Google Panda

Jan 6, 2012 • 8:14 am | comments (19) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Panda RumorsThis happens with every Google update - when a site owner feels their site was downgraded in Google, they blame the most talked about and recent Google update. Heck, I even see people blame the Google Sandbox for their site ranking issues.

With Google Panda, this is no different. Every time there is a Google shuffle or a site drops in the Google search results, more often than not the webmaster will call it an issue with Google Panda.

A new WebmasterWorld thread has some folks claiming there was a Google Panda update recently while others say no.

Could have been, who knows. But now, whenever there is a Google shuffle of any kind - fingers point at Panda.

Who is to blame? Google? Me? You? We all are.

Who wins? No one really - it doesn't really help either way.

The best SEOs are able to analyze the site's issue, target a fix and get the site working well in Google - be it Panda or a Sandbox. :)

So don't just assume it is Panda - give yourself some credit and dig deeper.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to ShutterStock for cute Panda cartoon.

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