Panda Recovery?

I've spent some time talking about what the Panda algorithm did to my fitness blog:  it really hurt my traffic coming from Google. 

I ended up investing some time trying to make sense of it all.  I've keep an eye on sites like the Search Engine Roundtable, but what I was reading wasn't promising--it seemed no one was really recovering from the Panda meltdown.  There was one bright side:  I took the opportunity to write a guest post over at Problogger.net (see Google Panda Update: the Lessons I Learned).  

I finally did notice some improvements a couple of days ago.   It seemed I was getting more visits for search terms (after a month of mostly just image search traffic).  It turns out there was another update on April 12th (it was officially announced on the Google Webmaster Central blog).

Here's a screenshot of my Google analytics with everything ("non-paid search engine traffic" only).


As you can see, we are not talking about massive traffic here.  But my fitness blog is not (yet) an "a-list" blog, so this improvement is quite significant for me.   Hopefully I'll continue to see improvements.

I previously mentioned removing all unoriginal content and re-posting it elsewhere.  Did that really make a difference?  I have no earthly idea.  I'm just hoping the improvement in search engine traffic is a sign of things to come. 

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3 Responses to Panda Recovery?

  1. Glad to hear you getting the traffics back. My site HostingPost.com is a huge huge forums but got hit pretty hard, drop 90% and still dropping... I still debating if i want to try something else altogether.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We've recovered too after panda, wrote about what happened here http://www.dopdf.com/forum/topic/dopdf-a-google-panda-recovery-case-study

  3. Francois says:

    Hi there,

    That's super great news. Do you still have good trafic ? What changes did you make on your pages to recover ?

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