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Poll Results: Has your search visibility been affected by Google Panda 4.1?
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Poll Results: Has your search visibility been affected by Google Panda 4.1?

It has been over two weeks since Google announced its latest update to the Panda algorithm. We launched a poll following the release to see just how much this affected your rankings; whether positive, negative or barely worth noting. Here's what you said: 

"Google Panda 4.1 is the latest iteration of what is a super-complex algorithm focused on content quality.

From what I've seen, it's largely hit 'large' affiliate marketing and article-submission style sites (such as eHow, HubPages and SimilarSites) who have been overly-reliant on data-scraping and low-quality, user-generated content rather than investing in building an editorial team who produces beautiful, long-form content that is relevant to whatever the end user searched for.

These sites only make up a small portion of Google's database, so the results aren't too surprising - as awareness of Panda is quite high now and we've seen a lot of businesses shift towards investing more in content marketing and serving a best-in-class user experience. For those who were negatively affected, I'd consider using a service like PandaRisk.com to get a quick snapshot on which parts of the algorithm most likely hit your site." - Pete Campbell, MD at Kaizen SEO 

What's your take on the results? Let us know in the comments..

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Mark Jones

Editorial Executive at PerformanceIN. Mark reports performance marketing news and manages PI's network of guest contributors.

Originally from Plymouth, Mark studied in Reading and London, eventually earning his Master's in Digital Journalism- before making his return to the West Country to join the PI team in Bristol.

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