November 14, 2012
To go along with this week's article about SEO killers, I asked my social media followers:
++What are the top 3 website / SEO issues you've seen that were likely to have caused traffic losses from any of the Google Panda / Penguin updates?++
Here's how they responded:
dan_shure: Keyword stuffing and duplicate text on-site (titles, URLs, internal links), too many KW anchor text links, links to and from spammy sites. That's mainly for penguin btw ;)
Ravenjeremy: Laziness, greed and incompetence.
1. Lack of content in full markup.
2. Keyword spamming
3. Parked domains not re-directed
1. Duplicate Content.
2. Broken Links.
3. Poor website navigation.
1. Google's definition of "good" or "high-quality" content.
2. How Google defines the "source" of content (via PR rather than first published).
3. Their "dragnet" approach to spam hunting – although this relates to the exact match domain (EMD) update more than to Panda.
1. Duplicate content.
2. Overly optimized link profile.
3. Overdone on-page optimization.
Lack of 'sharing' mechanism.
Poor mobile/tablet user experience.
More users approving or rejecting web pages through Panda 'eyes.'?
Matt Morgan: 3-in-1 spun content distributed to low quality blog networks with poor UX/design with the intent to gain exact match anchor text backlinks?.
1. Pages with little or no content. Specifically product pages with no product descriptions or very little; 2-4 sentences.
2. Error pages. I had to do quite a few 301 redirects.
3. Lack of links from other authority websites.?
John Mills: Overly dense keywords or spamming and backlinks from link farms.
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