Are we correct in thinking that Panda will gradually get lifted as it sees these investments throughout the site? Or do we have to wait for a Panda update
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
That’s correct. This is something that happens over time automatically. It’s not necessarily from one day to the next. But it does happen automatically as we reprocess those URLs and reprocess all of the signals associated with those pages and understand that these pages are essentially a lot better. So I double checked to try to figure out what your site was, to see if there is something more specific I could say there. I noticed you have a post in the Help Forum. And one of the things I noticed there is you have a lot of local information, a lot of local offices that you’re essentially providing there. But in looking through the Maps listings, I noticed that there were always other offices at the same location. So I’m not really sure if this is a case of you running multiple websites for the same business, or if these are essentially multiple businesses that are running under the same name, which might be kind of confusing. So what I would generally recommend in a situation like this is to fold those pages together and focus on having one website that’s really fantastic that leads users to that local store that you have and to have one Maps listing that’s associated with your website so that you don’t have the situation of users coming to your business and not really sure which business they’re going to and which business they should recommend if they get fantastic service from your business. So really trying to concentrate everything into one clean listing per location so that it’s a lot easier for us to understand, this is the page we should show in the Search results for that specific query.