Question: Ask him to address how legitimate sites with high quallity content were negatively affected . Overhyped? I don’t think so.
Answer: Gosh, I respectfully disagree. I think Panda was overhyped. Google slammed low quality, unrelated content sites hard but left smaller sites untouched. I manage several sites and saw absolutely no impact – all the sites kept performing just fine. The one site I really did use and like – PRLOG.org – that DID get slammed fell into the context of LOTS of UNRELATED rapidly changing content.
So for most people who take our classes, small businesses and the link – I don’t want to frighten people into thinking that Google just changes everything rapidly and randomly. Using best practices and best principles you can do really well at SEO. None of that has changed in years.
That’s my two cents. But you know, results speak for themselves: Just take your site, and measure its Google rank. Who cares what the masses are doing if your site are succeeding? One of the things I like about SEO, Panda or not, is it is very results oriented, evidence based.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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