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How Do I Recover My Blog From The Google Panda Update? (Here’s how!)
I’m sorry if you got slapped by the recent Google update.
Trust me I know how you feel. Don’t feel sorry for yourself–don’t ask yourself
” Where would I start from? Google has taken away everything from me”.
Don’t blame yourself– don’t complain or blame Google; you caused the whole thing. I’m not here to condemn or console you for your loss. The damage has already been done.
I’m just here to let you know that you can recover and build that thriving and profitable online business you’ve always desired and to also give you some tips that’ll help you bounce back from the update and eat Google Panda. (Did I just say that?)
Before I move into the main subject of this post, know this:
In the month of June 2012, a deadly update rolled out by Google to penalize sites what didn’t meet up with Google’s demand. In fact, millions of websites crashed because of this update. If you own one of the blogs that got affected, then you’re at the right place at the right time (In a different way, I mean.)
Without wasting much time, here are 9 ways to assist you in recovering your blog from the Google Panda update…
1. Fix weak or broken links
How would you feel if you click through a link on a reputable blog and it ends up showing a 404-error page?
The truth is Google hate blogs with broken links and you may even lose a ton of readers because of this.
Hint: To prevent this, make use of Xenu tools. It helps to fix broken links–I’m a testimonial that it works!
2. Focus more on quality content
Write more epic shit! The issue with most bloggers is that, they prefer hiring low quality web content writers.
Google fall in love with quality content—I mean, content that’s backed up with facts and data.
Hint: Research your topic before writing; edit, proofread, and tweak your headline.
If you’re not skilled at writing, then consider hiring a web content writer.
3. Remove duplicate content and Meta—tags, you might get penalized for this
What if I told you that one of my freelance paying clients was affected by the update by making this mistake?
There’s nothing that annoys Google more than duplicate content and Meta–tags. Tag your contents differently. Use different meta-tags and ensure you update your blog with fresh, juicy, contents…
4. Keep your content short, clear, and concise
The fact that you have blog posts of over a thousand words doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be ranked by Google. If your content is over a thousand words and it’s not filled with helpful tips, then your bounce rate may get affected.
I’m a big fan of lengthy articles. In fact, most of my blog posts, which have performed well on the search engines, are over a thousand words.
You’re not writing a science textbook or novel, keep your content detailed, short, and usable. Study your audience and create content that meet their needs.
Hint: you may prefer short articles but does it satisfy your reader?
If they prefer detailed and lengthy contents, then why write a short post?
5. Engage the reader’s attention with the headline
Have you ever been hooked by a headline?
A well-crafted headline made me buy a 20$ information product last week.
Is your headline catchy enough to engage and make the reader read your article from start to finish?
Is it solid enough? If it’s not, then learn how to write persuasive headlines.
Hint: Spend at least 10 to 15 minutes writing your headline. If you don’t know how to write one, visit the A-list blogs and study how they write their headlines. Do something similar to theirs but add some flair of creativity. Just be unique.
Here are some headlines:
” Read this if you want to boost your blog traffic by 205%’’
” My Mum said I couldn’t make money from blogging but now, I’ve proved her wrong”
‘’7 ways to dazzle your audience with ‘’wow’’ contents
‘’10 ways to engage your blog readers right now’’
‘’Now that you’re a blogger— here’s how to get traffic’’
Just do something similar to the above headlines.
6. Remove spammy comments
Hint: Don’t pay others to make comments on your blog. Allow only thoughtful comments that add value to your post.
7. Don’t stuff your blog with Ads
I know you’re so eager to make money from your blog but don’t destroy your blog by placing ads of different sizes. This will distract the reader and may affect your search engine rankings.
Hint: Remove all unwanted ads. Use only one to two ads above the fold
8. Write good content– don’t ‘keyword stuff’ your post
Five years ago, keyword stuffing was the best and the fastest way to get ranked on Google but today, things have changed. If you ‘keyword-stuff’ your content with the hope of being ranked by Google then you’re destroying your business.
Hint: Don’t use more than 2 to 4 keywords in your content. Let your words flow and the keywords will follow.
9. Maintain a simple design
Your visitors are not interested in the design of your blog—they’re only interested in what you have to offer (quality content).
Maintain a simple and navigable blog. Using multiple scripts to make your site attractive will affect your page rank and will delay the time it takes your page to load.
Hint: Use a simple and navigable template, good subscription box, a menu bar and easy social sharing buttons.
That’s what makes up a good blog—that’s what Google wants!
How do I know if this update affects my site?
If you don’t experience an increase in traffic, or you don’t see any significant change in your traffic, then it means your site is affected. (My opinion–from experience.)
Google Panda ‘Pie’– Let me know what you think
You don’t need to cry because Google Panda slapped you; take up the plunge and offer great value with your blog. Produce compelling and informative contents and you’ll stay on the winning side when the deadly update strikes again.
P.S You can consider hiring a web content writer if you don’t have the time to update your blog with quality contents.
Could you share your experience? Did the recent update affect your blog? How did you recover?
Feel free to speak your mind…let me know what you think in the comment section
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