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How to Recover from Google Panda Update

recover from google panda update
Google panda update is a new Google algorithm to reduce the rankings of low quality sites on search results. Here low quality means, the sites which are publishing scrapped, copied or no value content. First time Google panda update is rolled in the year 2011, and till now, it has penalized millions of low quality sites. As we all know the plagiarism problem is increasing day by day, Hence the main intention of Google to roll out the panda update was to penalize the sites which are publishing copied content. But now Google has added several
other factors in panda update. The new version of panda
update is very complicated, and once you hit by this algorithm the recovery is very difficult. So, today in this Google panda recovery guide, we will analyze the factors that make a site vulnerable to Google panda update, we will also guide you how to find “Has site actually penalized by panda update or not?”  and Google panda recovery tips etc. 

Some more words about Google Panda Update:

Google first launched panda update for only US search results in the year 2011, Now days Google is launching panda around 10 times in a year to improve the search engine listing. If your blog is hit by recent Google panda update then you have to fix the root cause for penalization and will have to wait till next panda update to gain your lost traffic back. Moreover panda slap can be applied on page level, site level or keyword level. You have to analyze your traffic closely in order to find out the root cause.

Has your blog been penalized by panda?

The first and foremost thing that everyone should find out “has your site is actually penalized by panda or not”. Most of the time people relate traffic drop to panda update but there may be some other reason for small traffic and rankings drop.  In-case if your traffic has reduced to 50% or less then there may be chances that your site is penalized by panda. Look over the internet for recent Google panda update dates and if the panda algorithm update date and traffic drop date match then it is very obvious that your site has penalized by Google panda update.

Check the following Google analytics screenshot of one my site which was penalized by Google panda update in March 2011. Almost 50% of my traffic had dropped due to panda penalty. You can also see in the screenshot that it took me around 6 months to back traffic to normal, and finally I recovered from Google panda in September 2011 and traffic had optimized again.

How to recover google panda update
How I recovered From Google Panda Update
To recover from panda update, firstly I tried to find out the root cause why algorithm hit me, in my case it was plagiarism, many people had copied my articles. In your case it may be different.

Why your site has penalized by Google panda?

Here are some reasons why Google panda penalizes a blog or website.

1) Copied content.
2) High amount of inappropriate adverts.
3) Page content and Page title not matching the search query a page does well for.
4) Over search engine optimization.
5) High Bounce rate.
6) Low click-through rate and low % of returning visitors.

How to Recover From Google Panda Update

Here comes the most important part of article, most obvious reason for which panda penalizes a site is copied content or plagiarism. If you are thinking that you never copied any article from any other source then why panda has penalized you, then most probably other people have copied your articles.
Now to recover from panda update, you have to find out the sites who copied your articles then in order to remove those sites from search results page and to recover from panda update, you have to file a complaint against those sites to Google.

Here is the list of 5 free tools to find who copied your articles.

Once you find out the sites that copied your articles then read this article to report and remove copied content from Google.

Google will take 8-10 days to remove all the content from search engine listing page. Now wait for next panda update to recover from penalty.

Additionally, you can also take following actions to increase your chances to recover from Google panda update:

1) Remove unrelated adverts.
2) Relate page content to page title.
3) Reduce keyword density.
4) Decrease bounce rate.

Once you take appropriate actions as i mentioned above, wait till the next panda update to gain your lost traffic and rankings back.

So, here comes the end of this article, if you have any questions regarding panda recovery then please drop your comments in comments box below.

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