Does Google Hate Datafeedr WordPress Affiliate Stores?

Datafeedr is a WordPress plugin that manages data feeds, or lists of affiliate products to build a store within a blog. I asked myself the other day – does Google Hate Datafeedr? Seems like kind of a weird question doesn’t it? Not really, because I saw a flurry of posts about Datafeedr coupled with the words “penalty” and “de-indexing”. Those are the types of forum and blog posts you see when Google starts to target something in it’s index.

It happened with MFA (Made for AdSense) web site, and it happened with BANS (Build a Niche Store). Google saw people actively building lots of web sites it thought were “thin affiliate sites”, or sites that mostly affiliate links and no real original content (or value). When this happens, Google looks for a definable footprint, like a “powered by” link or something in the code scraping google. Then Google adds it to the algorithm, and the following days all kinds of people that had sights that were in Google’s latest target group found themselves with little or no traffic quite suddenly.

So, my answer is – Google doesn’t hate Datafeedr as a tool or a WordPress plugin, or even people that use it. What Google hates is people that abuse it, that create thin affiliate sites, and that don’t have any real value or content.

Google Places is now a crucial element to your business’s online success, but did you know it? Have you even heard of this significant marketing website? Many new and even existing business owners have not heard of it, and they are losing out on a lot of potential profit because of it. If you want to get your business to the top of the search engine results and get more customers, then you need this service.

Google Places is a free business listing service run by Google. All you have to do to use it is type the name into Google, fill out the form, and submit your listing. This site will also provide you with free tips on how to make your listing work more for you.

This website was launched in 2009 by Google. It allows business owners to create a business profile, which can have as much contact information as you choose. You can also include pictures, videos, business hours, and even include a mark for your business’s physical location on Google Maps. You can use this service even if you don’t have a website, and your business can soar to the top of the Google search results with a listing alone. Once people find your listing, they will know what your business is, what it does, and how to contact you. What could be better

If you have a web site, it’s ranked in Google on a ‘pagerank’ scale of 1-10. The higher your number, the greater your authority, the more searches you come up for, the more traffic you get, the more money you make. Google likes web sites and blogs with original content. Google likes stores with original content that sell their own products. Google hates affiliates that get a datafeed or some links and build an online store with no content and scraped or copied content just for the purpose of making affiliate commissions. To Google you’re no better than a scraper or spammer. Google doesn’t mind if you have a site with original content where you link to, review, or suggest products – as long as your products don’t overwhelm your content. If it does Google calls you a “thin affiliate” site – heavy on affiliate links, and light on content.

Google Panda 2.5 has website owners wondering after seeing the effects of organic traffic declining on September 27, then recovering on October 3, only to decline again on October 13. The Google algorithm has changed due to incorporating new signals and updating the recalculation of site performance within the algorithms. It updated data about site performance after the last recalculation. These updates have happened several times within days or weeks of each other, and occurred in both the Panda algorithm and the recalculation updates.

These changes have affected even high-quality pages since September 27 because Panda uses a site-wide assessment. There are some recovery strategies to overcome any negative effects. These include making sure you create valuable content so that your page is the best answer when queried on the web. If many pages on your site are about the same topic, you should consolidate any duplication. Google wants to make the sure that you are creating a valuable and engaging experience for the user by providing easy navigation that is useful and does not obscure your content with too many ads. Google Panda 2.5 is designed to award site builders who provide engaging content and pages where people want to stay, link to, and return to, while sharing, and otherwise showing happiness.

Google Panda 2.5 is an effort to improve the Google experience for its users by improving search results via a new search algorithm. The focus is to lower the ranking of low quality sites and display the highest quality sites to users. The latest changes have helped the rankings of sites which provide news and social networking while lowering rankings for advertising sites. The original Google Panda rolled out in February of 2011 for the United States and then went global in April. Since then it has received several updates due to complaints from website owners that pages with scraping and copyright infringement were getting better rankings than those with original content. Google has since asked the public for input for how to better detect scrapers. Google has an advisory in its blog to give direction to website owners to evaluate the quality of their own website.

Google Panda 2.5 does not run continuously since it takes enormous computing resources to process the analysis. It runs periodically to calculate the values it needs to update results. So if a site is flagged, Panda will not see improvements until the next time scores are assessed, which has so far happened on a 4 to 7 week schedule. The update is meant to close algorithm vulnerabilities, reduce spam, and detect low quality content while reducing the rank of content farms and improving scraper detection.

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