How To Know If Your Site penalized By Google panda?

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

Google Panda is an algorithm that is built for providing better search results and web pages with good quality of contents. The main purpose of Google Panda is to improve the search results. But it is now a headache for bloggers and webmasters because several time it affects good website or blog.

If you see a sudden drop in search traffic for your website or blog, then you may think that this is because of Google panda update. Last time when Google Panda Update happened, a lots of websites and blogs found a huge amount of traffic drop for their sites. But how you can be sure if your site is penalized by recent Google Panda update or not? here in this blog post I am going to tell you how you can identify if your site affected by Google Panda.

How to identify if your site affected by Google Panda update or not?

There are few simple things that you can check to identify so that you will know if your site affected by Panda update or not. You will know if your site is completely free from angry Panda or not.

Here you can do one thing. take a single post from your blog site that is relatively uncommon across the web. Now search on Google for the keywords that are related to that uncommon post of your blog.  If you find irrelevant or less relevant results appear before your site’s result then there is a chance that your site’s is being affected by Panda. As Google Panda update is a domain level algorithm, so you can test with any one uncommon post of your website.

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To be more sure you can search by a piece of title of your post. Suppose the tittle of your post is “How To Recover Your Site From Google Panda Penalty To gain Search traffic Again?“. Then you can search for “How To Recover Your Site From Google Panda Penalty“. If it doesn’t show your result at the beginning of search results and irrelevant or less relevant results are appearing then there are something behind this that you have to worry about as it is very unusual if you search for a post of your site that is very uncommon on the web.

Now you can also check the Google analytics to see organic search traffic that your site is receiving. If you see a huge amount of traffic drop then you can be more likely to that your site is affected or penalized by Google latest Panda update.


This type of Google penalty will not completely remove your site from Google search index, but it will decrease the rank of your site and it will be very hard for your site to available on Google first page. Google search engine will give less priority when it show search results and thus you can see traffic drop for organic search results.

But luckily there are some ways that can recover your site from Google Panda affect. You can take some steps that will recover your affected site. Here is my blog post – How To Recover Your Site From Google Panda Penalty? The post will tell you what steps you should take to recover your site from Google panda after a Panda penalized.