You’ve been looking for Panda Recovery posts and they’re all the same. They trick you into reading because it looks like they already recovered. Then at the end, they always say “we’ll update soon when we recover.” …and it never happens.
Here’s a little background on the site:
- 4 years old (established 2007)
- Most pages have very thin content (business listings)
- Competitive niche (think one of the three P’s of PPC haha)
- Not updated often (maybe once a year)
Thank you thank you, you’re far too kind!
As you can see, this is a full recovery. November traffic may appear down a LITTLE bit, even after recovery, but this is the diet niche, so that’s seasonal.
Why I Got Hit By Panda 2.6
Pandas don’t like the crappy sites. They like the bamboos. Panda ate crappy site, made a fight, rub it on the floor.
Ok enough broken Engrish.. my site was a database driven directory.Very fast load time, very little unique content. I had the same article spun on each page, on every page load, using a php function we called madlib. It had affiliate links on it for 2 years without problems, until Panda 2.6 added up enough points to create a penalty.
How I Made A 100% Recovery From Panda 2.6
I kept the state/city/listing subpages of the directory and replaced the main page with a wordpress-based content site. I added about 50 new high quality pages to the site, around 600 words each, with no affiliate links in the content (yet.. will update you if traffic is lost by adding aff links).
Two weeks after adding the new content, this site has recovered fully. This is the first 100% recovery I’ve seen reported. I’m happy to share my results and speculations about it. I hope this helps you!