Does your blog traffic got affected by Google’s ‘Panda’ Update?

Does your blog traffic got affected by Google’s ‘Panda’ Update?

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Err… My blog ~ JayceOoi.com traffic dropped since February 2011. I thought that it was the mistake that I made by changing geographic target in Google Webmaster Tools from United States to Malaysia. However, it was not when Ah Hong told me about Google’s ‘Panda’ Update on 12 April 2011 globally. Google’s ‘Panda’ Update started to take effect on US search result on 24 February 2011.


JayceOoi.com latest traffic stats

JayceOoi.com traffic got hit from Google’s ‘Panda’ Update on 24 February 2011 and 12 April 2011 again. Around 25% in total. So I have to work 25% harder to get more traffic from Google search engine. Surprisingly, my another 2 blogs ~ spBlogger.com and PrettyGirl2u.com are not affected at all with this update. Maybe they are higher-quality sites than JayceOoi.com.

I changed back geographic target in Google Webmaster Tools to United States for JayceOoi.com in February. But I did not see much increase in traffic. I guessed that it needs to take sometimes to see the effect but I was wrong again. So what should I do? No, I won’t stop here and do nothing. I will start looking to improve my blog to match to Google latest ‘Panda’ algorithm. I will win back all the traffic that I lost.

By the way, I did some keyword testings on Bing and Yahoo. Haha… My blog actually rank higher on those two compare to Google. And I do notice that some ‘spam’ websites which stole my content actually rank higher than mine. Err…

By the way, do you like Google’s ‘Panda’ Update?

  • km

    My site is heavily affected by Google Panda. Now need to more effort rebuild the site.

  • My traffic has increased 2x since February.

    • Good to hear that. Blogspot owners are the winners due to the update.

  • My blog gain 30% more traffic on April 10. I made many changes to my blog at the server downtime period. Maybe the Hostgator server performance has improved also after the downtime issue.

    • It should be Google Panda effect. My traffic was the same when I migrated from HostMonster to faster HostGator VPS.

  • Thanks for informing about Google Panda…I don’t aware of this Google update but I notice it’s really lots of traffic drop on my blog this month as well.

    • Some said too many advertisements are causing the search ranking to drop too. You might need to take note on this.

  • TC

    My site is terribly affected by this Panda update. I lost almost 80% of my traffics.
    What do I do? I go to their webmaster tool, to do a site reconsideration request. Guess what, it did not help at all.
    This is a terrible update by Google so far, there are so many website are affected. But Google seem not taking any step to improve it.
    Like yours, my site rank higher in Bing and Yahoo. But this also helpless, because formerly most of the traffics are come from Google.
    I really hope that there are other search engine that really can beat Google. Google already taking too long time dominate in this field, and this is not healthy in long run. They are become more arrogant than before.

  • This is a terrible update by Google so far, there are so many website are affected. But Google seem not taking any step to improve it. I made many changes to my blog at the server downtime period. Maybe the Hostgator server performance has improved also after the downtime issue.