Webmaster notification: Thin Content with little or no added value penalty

It has been a while since we reported anything related to Webmaster Tools but now the search engine giant is issuing mass manual actions that says Thin content with little or no added value. It further adds, “This site appears to contain a significant percentage of low quality or shallow pages which do not provide users with much added value (such as thin affiliate pages, cookie-cutter sites, doorway pages, automatically generated content or copied content).

Thin Content with little or no added value penalty

It appears that the search engine giant went after a particular network and located myriad sites. They are being slapped with thin content manual actions. Some weird reactions include,

One was having couple of hundred articles on his website. I saw his website, it was very decent.

So yesterday I saw two of my sites penalized with “thin content” while one of the website was a huge white hat experiment. I use professional copywriting services and was shocked to see this, my affiliate manager was shocked too.

So this means there are some weird bugs out there but here is the fact, people have experienced 20-50 percent drop in traffic over the past weekend.

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Posted on May 12, 2015

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