Traffic Report: Google Panda 25 Strikes Back

They called it Google Panda update #25, and it was meant to be possibly the last announced update which striked on March 15, 2013, after which it was planned to get rolled into routine Google algortihm updates. And Google Panda striked our site again.

Google Panda Strikes

Google Panda 25

Since the update, traffic has been on a constant decline week per week and with the current downward trend, the traffic should be wiped out soon. Google Panda 3.2 first striked our site on  January 18, 2012. Since the peak of traffic then in Jan 2012, the site traffic has currently dropped by 80%.

Panda Update 3.2

But I enjoy blogging and will continue to bring you great content, tips and tricks. Ever since 2004 when this blog started, the amazing QOT  community keeps growing and now has nearly 25000 RSS readers tracking every article. Content is also buzzed to the nearly 30,000 strong  social media community on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Fighting Google Panda

Over the year Panda has been a boon in disguise as it has helped us improve our site – the content is much better, with working links, less comment spam, and more great tips. Its important to realize that Google is changing and its not always about Panda. Panda has enabled all genuinely affected sites with good intent to improve significantly and provide a better user experience. The only downside of Panda  is the falling advertising revenue which is a big motivation factor for any blogger to pay the bills and earn a lifestyle you love.

We are trying to fix things that will hopefully help to restore traffic

Despite the falling traffic, we will continue to experiment with web tools and share our experiences fairly. And I am sure the traffic will return. We do not sell links or buy links, never do link exchanges or sponsored reviews. We want a great site and are happy to fix issues if any.

Keep reading and thanks for all your support and sharing the QOT journey along the way.