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Old 21st March 2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone classified the latest Panda updates? The most crucial one is the "link classification" change it it.

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Old 21st March 2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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The link classification change has nothing to do with Panda. Google announced something like 40 algo updates recently. One of them was a change in the factors they use for evaluating links. Another one was a Panda update. The two are not related. (Panda relates to content, not links.)

As to the link change, about all we know is that there is some factor they used to consider, but lately they decided it isn't as useful as it once was, so they stopped using it.

Google is not giving out any further information about what, specifically, was changed. I wouldn't expect them to, given the weight that links in general seem to carry in their algorithm. They don't hate SEOs, but they aren't going to hand us the secrets to their algorithm on a silver platter, either.

There's a lot of speculation out there among the algo-chasers as to what exactly might have changed. Read it if it interests you, but keep in mind: no matter how certain any of them sound, no matter how authoritatively they write, they're all just guessing. Some guesses are more educated than others, and it's possible that some of the guesses may be close to correct, but in the final analysis, they're all sheer speculation.

Nobody outside the Googleplex knows for sure what changed. And nobody inside the Googleplex is going to say.

Best thing to do is to continue to The Right Thing. Seek links that will send you good actual human traffic, give links to valuable resources your visitors will find useful.

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Old 21st March 2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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Always be mindful in asking for a links and giving links, must always check the relevancy and integrity of the site before indulging the credibility of your site. As of now Google is a bit strict about doing much promotions and SEO things. Making internet life as normal as it is would be the great thing to do to be great in Google's Eye.

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Big G seem to be on a bit of a link mission at the moment. Recently some big blog networks have been taken down such as build my rank for example (who only accepted unique content).

For people trying to game the system things are getting harder and harder and you are being forced to create good content . . which is a good thing considering the amount of crap on the internet at present.

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Yep. As time goes on, it's going to get harder and harder to game the system. That's why focusing on high-quality content and pleasing human visitors is the best strategy. It helps garner natural links which are the best links to get.

Always be mindful of how you obtain links and don't engage in linking schemes.

One should never overuse or abuse one linking strategy or tool. When the algorithm shifts, if you have all your eggs in one "bad egg" basket, down you go like Humpty Dumpty.

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I think that the latest changes are quit fair and they will lead to decent and honest SEO.

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Old 24th March 2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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Big G seem to be on a bit of a link mission at the moment. Recently some big blog networks have been taken down such as build my rank for example (who only accepted unique content).

For people trying to game the system things are getting harder and harder and you are being forced to create good content . . which is a good thing considering the amount of crap on the internet at present.
This made me smile Dianne! I've worked very hard to make spectacular content for my sites and earlier this month I saw a big boost in traffic. My competitors shovel out halfhearted crap in bulk and i'm sure their traffic is suffering.

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Google confirmed a new Panda Update release on March 24 through its official Twitter account.

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You can look at it two ways, of course it's the good or bad. The good thing is Google kind of made everything a level playing field. The bad thing is that it means more work for everyone unless you've been doing what they want you to do all along. That is creating fresh content consistently.

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You should have unique and user readable content site, that users would like to read. And you should also start focusing on link building only with sites of relevant niche having high PR.

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