How Google Panda Farmer Update has Hit Comparison and Article Sites

Google rolled out its Panda/Farmer update on February the 24th in the US and many ‘content farms’ such as Ezine and Hubpages were hit hard. The update also hit some very large comparison sites such as Shopzilla and Shopping.com.

If you are using any of these sites to place content then you need to be aware that the back links generated from article ‘farms’ have been severely downgraded in an attempt to stop large sites manipulating postions with Google search. Furthermore if you are using comparison sites such as Shopzilla then with their huge drops in traffic it will be much harder to make conversions from these sites.

I would advise anyone suffering to concentrate on the on page SEO of your own site and add content to internal blogs or blogs controlled by you. This is a real wakeup call to lazy site owners who though they could manipulate Google.

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From the article – on April 13th Sistrex reported on the biggest losers – the top ten are listed below.

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Domain
Change SISTRIX (before) SISTRIX (after) # KWs (before) # KWs (after)
1 ehow.co.uk -84% 218,37 35,43 381.271 139.687
2 ezinearticles.com -78% 118,45 25,65 267.785 116.644
3 twenga.co.uk -79% 98,96 20,96 153.106 72.996
4 shopzilla.co.uk -77% 99,92 23,40 156.630 89.611
5 hubpages.com -72% 96,35 26,99 206.290 95.460
6 ciao.co.uk -81% 81,01 15,43 125.173 61.286
7 suite101.com -79% 70,98 14,85 175.632 70.548
8 associatedcontent.com -82% 51,16 9,41 186.020 85.507
9 dooyoo.co.uk -80% 50,64 10,38 94.310 40.864
10 comparestoreprices.co.uk -78% 37,68 8,19 66.862 39.633