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Are You Google Panda Friendly? Take this 5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist to Find Out!



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Are You Google Panda Friendly? Take this 5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist to Find Out!

5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist

Are You Google Panda Friendly? Take this 5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist to Find Out!
While the Google Panda update is no new update and has been around for almost as long as Pandas themselves have. Okay not that long ago in about 5 years. But it was an algorithm update that did bring about some seriously big changes in the SERPs for a lot of websites.

And the Panda update was introduced as a way to deal with (and get rid of) sites that ranked high by using content farms and scraper sites. Although it did also have a far from positive affect on a lot of genuine sites that didn't too and Google have been tweaking it ever since they released this beast into the wild.

For instance, Google have added new filters and checklists for Panda to look at and take into consideration when ranking your site. Some of these listed in what is Mike's quick Panda Friendly checklist. Are You Google Panda Friendly? Take this 5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist to Find Out!

And so, to find out if your site is Google Panda friendly, or not just take this quick 5 minute yes / no SEO checklist test to see if your site is truly Panda friendly or not.

Check 1: Is your Search Performance Low?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: The quality of your Search Performance is one of the biggest ranking factors today and there should be no non-quality pages on your site so either work on them or delete them!

Check 2: Is Your sites Loading Speed Slow?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: Site speed is also another one of the biggest (like top 5 biggest) most important things you need to get right as slow loading sites are never usually ranked high unless under exceptional circumstances (eg; an old authority site). But most authority sites have site speed well and truly licked today, have you?

Check 3: Does your Content have and use Well Researched Keywords?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: If you don't have enough quality content on your site where you haven't optimised your titles and content words that have lots of synonyms of those keywords, then your site wont likely be repeatedly shown for the terms people search for that are related to them. One big article isn't enough these days, you need multiple articles that uses different synonyms and idioms of your targeted keywords as Google is clever enough to know what's right for the search user.

Check 4: Is Your Page Bounce Rate High?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: To get your page bounce rate down you should have clear and interesting content. But more than that, your site should be well structured both from navigation menus and from links within your content to other relatable sources of content. Get that right and your page bounce rate will decrease and your CTR rate will also increase.

Check 5: Is there a minimum time people are spending on your pages?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: Most high ranking sites have users spending a fairly long time on each page or post they're reading. You can increase the length and quality of your content to increase that time. You'll need to look at ways you can make people stay on the page for as long as possible.

Check 6: Are the Images You Use Related to Your Content and Yours?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: If the images on your site in your blogs posts and pages aren't related to the content then it doesn't speak about the content they are for which they should do. Where possible, always use your own unique images and never use another image you found in Google images or the public domain!

Check 7: Is Your Website Design Clean?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: When it comes to the Panda algo, the UX (User Experience) is one of the biggest ranking factors. And the design of your website plays a large role in this. SOP dictates that it should be clean and clear cut, use the right color combination and strike a good balance between the users experience and what search engines look for today.

Check 8: Does All Your Content Use Meta Descriptions?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: The Meta Descriptions are massively underused by many bloggers and they wonder why their rankings are low! But the Meta Description is usually always used by Google to know what that page or its content is about (Hint: it's why we have meta fields for). You shouldn't stuff it with keywords obviously but it should briefly outline what the page content is about.

Check 9: Is Your Website Content Grammar and Spelling Checked?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: Spelling mistakes and grammar errors can kill your business! It can put people off from trusting in you and buying from you. So all your sites content should be thoroughly proof read, spelling and grammar checked for consistency and correction. By the way, that includes your Meta Descriptions too!

Check 10: Does Your Website Have C-Class IP Backlinks?
Answer
: Yes/No.
Reason: Too many artificial backlinks from the same C-Class IP's as yours can be considered invalid and even spammy. You want natural built links from high quality content that is shared on websites all around the Internet by people who like it and want to share it.

And that's the 5 minute Google Panda SEO Checklist. I hope that you'll find it useful! That by asking you these questions and giving the reasons for them, it might help you to think about what changes you need to make with your website or blog, affiliate site etc, to improve all of these things and see more success with it/them! Are You Google Panda Friendly? Take this 5 Minutes Google Panda SEO Checklist to Find Out!

Personally, I just think the main thing is unique high quality content and only natural backlinks that are generated through your content. But there are many different theories. I'm just sharing mine based on my own experience.

What other factors are there to consider and what experience do you have when it comes to appeasing Google Panda and getting better rankings in the SERPs today?

Thanks!

Mike.

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Tronia

Thanks for the quick checklist Mike. I forgot about some of those.

Another one that I'd suggest you consider is if your website has unique content. By unique I mean presented in a way that you don't find often or in an ''out of the box'' sort of way. Oh and also, be careful about using other sources. Make sure you always credit the people/articles/researches that you use. In general, you want to create your own content and avoid using others!




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When the site is slow in displaying the web page I guess you have a problem not only with Google but also with the visitors of your site. I am one example that has no patience with a site that is very slow in loading the web page. When it takes around 30 seconds for the page to display in full then the tendency is for me to leave and probably not come back anymore. There were several sites that were stricken off from my list because of that issue of slow loading.




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