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eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings: Here’s Why

Poor eBay – They’re having a pretty bad day. Thanks to Google’s roll-out of Panda 4.0 and the Payday Loan 2.0 update, eBay is suffering a massive loss in organic traffic and rankings. Adding insult to injury, they had to ask all users to change their passwords after a database hack. Matt Cutts kicked off the SEO hysteria yesterday as he often does, with a tweet: First released in 2011, Panda is a component of the organic search ranking algorithm designed to weed out low-quality sites, or those with “thin content.” In its initial release, Panda affected approximately 12% of all search queries by March 2013, Google had refreshed Panda 25 times, making it a constant source of aggravation in SEO circles. This update is particularly worrisome …

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eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings: Here’s Why

How Google’s Panda Filter Negatively Impacted Ask.com, eBay & Google Backed RetailMeNot.com

On Tuesday, Google released a rewrite to their Panda filter algorithm and both large and small sites took notice. Some sites gained in traffic and some sites dove in traffic, we have the Winners & Losers chart for Panda 4.0 already published. But as of this morning, Searchmetrics has updated their weekly US charts, showing the real impact for the top sites that lost traffic. In our previous reports, Searchmetrics told us that Ask.com was hurt most, losing about 75% or more of their search visibility (not traffic) from Google. It seems like eBay and Google’s venture-backed RetailMeNot also lost a tremendous amount of search visibility, about 50% of their Google impressions. Before I share the charts with you, RetailMeNot.com has issued a statement …

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How Google’s Panda Filter Negatively Impacted Ask.com, eBay & Google Backed RetailMeNot.com

Panda 4.0’s Big Loser Is eBay: Winners & Losers Chart

Yesterday, Google began rolling out their Panda 4.0 update designed to punch low-quality content. That’s generated both “winners” who have moved up in rankings as “losers” have dropped down, and eBay might be one of the big losers. Searchmetrics gave us their initial winners and loser charts, based on rankings they continually monitor. These show that one of the biggest losers was eBay. According to the data, eBay lost a tremendous amount of traffic from Google, much of it from the ebay.com/bhp/ area of its site. Another huge loser was Ask.com, yes, the search engine, that lost a tremendous amount of traffic in their Questions section at ask.com/question/. The Losers: Ask.com, eBay, Biography.com…..

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Panda 4.0’s Big Loser Is eBay: Winners & Losers Chart

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