30 Sep '11, 2pm

Scrapers and the Panda Update – A Match Made in Heaven

Scrapers and the Panda Update – A Match Made in Heaven

I have an associate that runs a very large and heretofore successful content site. He’s an experienced and competent entrepreneur and CEO. For several years, everything came together, according to plan, as his website and traffic grew exponentially. He was adding staff and negotiating a move to new offices. The future seemed bright, sunglasses and all, until an unexpected and unwelcome visitor stopped by to visit last April: Panda. Like many content based websites, his was hit HARD. At the time, he told me that he wasn’t sure if Panda had dealt his company a body blow or a career ending knockout. It was time to put away the shades and get to work. It was time to rescind those job offers. It was time to contact the new landlord and tell him that he wasn’t coming. Of course, his story isn’t unique. Thousands of companies, both large and small found themselves in the same pos...

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