Google Panda Penalty: Does It Hit On Your Blog ?

Google shows different versions of updates to Panda algorithm, starting in 2011 and now the algorithm changes in 2012.These have many blogs and websites, allowing circulation of more than 50% fall in a short period of time. This is actually a good move by Google because it drops the classification of spam and useless sites that are filled with keywords and valuable information with little or no. This creates a need where webmasters and bloggers to look for websites better and more useful to improve the world of the Internet and increase the quality of web pages. So what are some of the reasons why you are affected by the update Google Panda?
  • High bounce rate
  • Low time on site
  • Low site speed (loading time)
  • Small content - Less that 200 words
  • Keyword stuffing - More than 5%
  • Selling links
  • Improper site structure
  • Lots of broken links
  • Bad site navigation
  • Low quality content
  • Too many ads
  • Pop-Up ads

These are just some of the reasons why a website may be affected by the update Google Panda. But how to ensure that your blog is affected by Google Panda or not? Here are some ways you can check if your blog or site is affected by the updates to Google Panda:

Google Webmaster Tools Warning


Sometimes, Google issues warnings via Google Webmaster Tools, so if you have received warning from the webmaster tools team, you can be 100% sure that there is something wrong with your website.


Do A Simple Site Search

Do a simple search in Google site to see if all your pages are still indexed, or any posts are removed from the engine due to updating panda. Go to Google and type "Site:", for example - "Site:".


If you see that the number of pages indexed in Google is approximately equal to the number of posts you have made, then you probably have not been affected by a penalty panda. But when you see a huge difference in the number of posts made by you and the number of posts in the Google search index, then you probably affected by the update Panda.

Make sure that you correct your pages that have been de-indexed. Here are some things that you can do to ensure that you correct the de-indexed pages -
  • Make the content more informative and increase the quality
  • Remove unnecessary use of keywords
  • Remove links to bad neighborhoods, or at-least make them a "nofollow" link.
  • Link to relevant inner pages of your blog so that bounce rate reduces.


Check Page Speed

You can use the Google Page Insights tool to check whether your web pages load fast or not. If your web pages are slower than most other sites then you will probably get a penalty as Google does not like slow loading web pages.

Here are some tips to increase page speed -
  • Remove unnecessary Java Scripts
  • Remove unnecessary widgets and tools
  • Do not have too many images on your web pages
  • Do not have too much CSS coding 

So these are some of the ways to Check Google Panda Penalty, if you know of any other methods, please comment.