Did you lose your traffic and rankings after the recent Panda update? If yes continue reading this post. Here we will discuss the ways to get rid of the penalty imposed by Google Panda.
Last month, Matt Cutts pointed out that Google is going to bring certain updates, which will level the playing field for all webmasters. Within a few days, Google de-indexed Build My Rank (BMR) and almost every site associated with it got penalized.
A sample letter from a Google Panda victim who came to us for help. I have deleted a certain portion to maintain the confidentiality of the client.
SEO Expert San Jose have spent the last 1 year or so really putting emphasis in on our site, optimizing it, adding videos, articles, great content and adding good quality backlinks. We’ve had no problem with this. In fact, our site appeared on the first page for many of our top keywords in the 1 to 5 spot. This has been like this for a year, steadily and gradually growing.
Our offsite link building consists of manual link building strategies that include press releases, videos, participation in forums, blogs and articles, ezine articles writing, social media etc.
On the 17th of February something major happened. All our keywords dropped like an arrow. Attached you will see the google analytics. Also here is a sample of the keywords that dropped so drastically. Traffic went from 3500-4000 a day to less than 1000. Actually, most traffic now is coming from Yahoo and Bing and I don’t know how long that would last.
The only thing we can think of is that one of our linking strategies was using BMR (Build My Rank) blog network to submit original content. And I heard that some blog networks got hit badly and started devaluating links from such networks. BMR was the better network because they only allowed original content so that is why we used them as one of our many search engine marketing strategies.
We stay away from really blackhat stuff…like Xrumer blasts, Senuke etc…
It is evident from the mail that the victim was doing great work. He was getting links from original SEO San Jose content still his site was penalized.