Panda schmanda! Stop messing around with tricking Google with schemes and tactics that may work today but assuredly will not work tomorrow. Here’s the skinny on building “Panda-proof” web sites. No joke.
Here are some simple rules to avoid Panda penalties:
Avoiding the Killer Panda
- Write good content that is original. It’s no longer good enough to copy somebody else’s content (remember, that’s called plagiarism) and call it your own. It may be good enough–once in a while–to curate other people’s content, give proper attribution, and add your own quality commentary.
- Add images, videos, and audio where appropriate. Always include at least one other form of media, besides text. Text is boring. Nobody will read everything you say, but they might just watch a video of you saying it. I know…
- Your content must provide value.
- Play nice. Don’t try tricking Google into ranking you higher than you really should be ranked. Forget all the old SEO tricks.
That’s about it. Boring, I know. But effective. You have to provide value in order to not get hit. Further, if you actually provide quality content that people want, your rankings will improve.
Better yet, your traffic will soar and if you’re monetizing your site, your income will increase appreciably.