So far we have covered some interesting facts and tutorials on Google panda effect. If you have missed out our last couple of updates on Google panda, I suggest you to check out:
- How to report copied content to Google?
- Website Copying content ranking higher in Google search
- How to recover from Google Panda Effect?
All those who are affected by Google Panda algo knows how tough it is to get out of it. As I discussed with many bloggers who have lost more than 50% of search engine traffic and obviously a big decrease in their monthly income, they have no where to go. Though the biggest problem is despite of all the measures, all new posts are not ranking well for the domain which is affected by Panda algo. We also know that Panda algo works domain side and not individual post side. So no matter what, if your traffic is dropping down, it’s high time that you should work on your blog missing SEO points and recover from Google panda ASAP.
Anyways, getting back to the point, I have noticed that most of auto feed blogs are ranking better in search engine and no matter if it’s a new auto blog or old one, it will outrank your current blog ranking. Here is an example from my latest post. I search for a text from post in Google and found that other blog which has copied post is ranking higher.
The interesting fact is the copied blog is showing only partial content and Google algo is so dumb to understand and analyze that it’s a copied content. This is the screenshot of the post which has copied my original post and is ranking before my post.
Anyways, for now I have reported that blog to Google to remove from search engine. But in last 3 weeks, One thing which I have realized that it’s important to offer partial feed than complete feed.
From a reader point of view, it might be little annoying but there is no better solution. As such auto blogs will be publishing partial post and within some time, Google will mark them as content farm with low quality content. Along with your DMCA report to Google, which will help to bring down the ranking of blog.
I just tried with one blog which has copied all article from CallingAllGeeks, I reported almost 100 pages to Google along with few new posts I changed the feed settings to partial feeds. Now that blog is completely out of search engine.. Though it was a long and lengthy process, but the good thing is CallingAllGeeks has started recovering all lost traffic after 9th April Google panda update.
How to configure partial feeds in WordPress:
In WordPress you can easily convert your complete feed into Partial feed with one click. Go to your WordPress dashboard , Under settings click on reading and follow the screenshot.
Click on save and for all new posts, you will be sending partial content and user have to click on read more to see complete posts. One advantage of this feature is, your readers will actually come to your blog instead of reading posts in feed reader. Also more ad impression, page views and may be more comments for you.
How to configure Partial feeds into BlogSpot?
Login to your BlogSpot dashboard and Go to settings and site feed and from here you can configure how do you want your feeds to be displayed.
So far, I can see some advantage of using Partial feeds over complete feed and till the time Google doesn’t tweak it’s algo to make sure content copier doesn’t get better ranking, I would suggest you to select the partial feed option.
Do let us know if you offer complete feed or partial feeds? Also let us know if you have noticed any interesting after Panda algo went live for every one?
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