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After the pigeon and panda updates my listing absolutly tanked. Both organically and local listings were no where to be found. the pigeon update shortened the 7 pack to 3 and left me out. Then the panda update hit and pushed me organically to page 3 because of back links associated with forums I participate in.

this week both have recovered to a higher position than pre p's. Just a heads up that you should check some listings that may have been affected, they may have returned.

things I did for recovery, were disavow, and cleaning up some content on my website.

hopefully some of your guys listing have recovered as nicely.
 

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Just a quick question, what made you think Panda pushed you to page 3 due to forum backlinks?
 

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Just a quick question, what made you think Panda pushed you to page 3 due to forum backlinks?

Thanks Steve, I wondered about that too. Forum backlinks that are not no-followed, especially from a spam filled forum CAN cause a problem, but I think it would be Penguin not Panda, right?
 

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I would assume since we're talking about links the OP meant penguin, but the true clarification would be the dates of the ranking drop. Quick tip on how to do this - Check Moz's algorithm change history and then make annotations on your Google analytics account. Make sure you filter by ORGANIC traffic only to check for the drop in traffic.
 

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Sorry for the late replies. Yes it is penguin, I am sorry I did get those confused. I had other garbage links besides forum posts that were disavowed.

One of the main reasons I responded was that usually it takes much longer after being penalized to recover. If any of the guru's want to study my situation to learn from it, I would be happy to share in private the steps that happened before and after the penalty and recovery.

This board has been a wonderful resource for my local seo and I appreciate it greatly. I would share more in public but I would hate to have snoopers for my industry get a roadmap of what I do.
 
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