Google’s Panda (Farmer) Update – Podcast Episode #108

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In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, we’re talking about the latest Google update, which is known as the Farmer update to those of us outside of Google thanks to Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land. The folk at Google call it the Panda update.


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  1. Nice one.

    It will be really interesting to see how much of a difference this makes to automated services like article spinning sites. I’m sceptical, as the quality of the destination site is being assumed to be dubious as a result of that site being signed up to an automated service.

    Unfortunately it is not that easy to single these sites out. However as a trial I have been receiving articles on one of my sites. Am I unique in allowing only the best content through into a category of the site for guest posting? OK so most of the stuff that gets submitted is rubbish, but it can help fill a need when I don’t have the time to write on a related topic.

    It’s also interesting to see the quality of content varying greatly depending on the subject area.

    Content farms are dead. Long live content farms.

  2. Regarding whether these farms have lost their ability to pass link juice – I think they definitely have. My sites have gained in this algo change – except where I’ve backlinked using a content farm, and then it has fallen back for those keywords as the links have lost their value.

  3. Really enjoyed this episode. I had missed the most recent ones and just caught up on this one.
    I had been scratching my head as to why my blog has started to get more hits in the last couple of weeks – now I know!
    As an aside, as my blog (about popular science issues) has been growing in popularity, I had been planning on reworking them slightly and launching select articles as a digital magazine. I guess I need to be careful how I re-use these articles so as not to be seen as a content farm??
    Keep up the great work (and you don’t sound camp)…

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