What is a Panda Penalty?

A Panda Penalty is a form of algorithmic penalty that targets thin content and low-quality pages. Typically, these pages are being used to manipulate the algorithm and are not designed to help the user.

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How can I check if I have a Panda Penalty?

The best way to check for any algorithmic penalty is through Google Analytics. Sudden drops in traffic that result in almost zero users each day are a good sign of punishment.

However, unlike manual penalties, there is no way to confirm this in Google Search Console.

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How can I remove a Panda Penalty?

To remove a panda penalty, you will need to improve the content quality. This process begins by evaluating your content and then making some notable improvements.

The following tips will help you to improve the site-wide evaluation of each page. However, there is no guarantee they will remove the penalty in all cases.

1. Check for thin content pages.

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2. Check for internal duplicate content.

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3. Check for external duplicate content.

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4. Clean up the index.

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4. Remove all hidden content.

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