How to Identify and Remove Low Quality Content from Google, Yahoo & Bing etc. Completely eradicating poor quality content for great SEO is a must step – I already wrote a complete article on How To Recover From Google Panda Effect, this article is a part of the same series to explain “What is low-quality content?“. After a series of Google Panda Updates, now everyone is aware of the importance of high-quality content. Previously webmasters used to think more the number of pages gets indexed in Google then more is the traffic but now things have changed. Even few low-quality articles can lead to a penalty like “One single apple spoiling the whole bunch“.
Always Remember:”Quality is more important than Quantity“
How to Identify and Remove Low-Quality Content from Google?
1. Content with Very Few Words:
So if you write a article with 200 words and get few comments which comprise of 300 words then 200+300=500. This will be the word count of the article which is a decent length.
2. Outdated Articles:
3. Articles with no Traffic at all (third tip to remove Low Quality Content):
4. Duplicate Titles (4th tip to remove Low Quality Content)
- Re-write the previous article with the latest information(I don’t recommend this because Google takes some time to recrawl an already crawled content and modify it in search results thereby you loose a lot of traffic for a period of time).
- Remove the previous article then write a new article. After that redirect the previous article URL to the new article[Highly Recommended].
- Write the new article with different keywords.
For example if you already wrote a article on “Google Panda Update 20” and this time you are writing a article on “Google Panda Update 21” then change the title and write it as “Google Rolled Out a New Panda Update 21” to show a diversification between the both titles.
5. Duplicate Meta Descriptions:
- Go to Google Webmaster Tool.
- Choose Optimization on the left column.
- Then Go to Html Improvements.
- There you can find the number of duplicate Meta Descriptions on your website.
6. Achieve Pages:
Sometimes Google indexed the achieve pages of a blog/website thereby creating low-quality content without your notice. To check the indexed pages in Google, go to google. com then type site:yoursite. com(Replace yoursite. com with your website address).
|Low Quality URL’S Indexed in Google|
How To Remove Low-Quality Content which is Indexed in Google?
1. No-Index those pages:
- Achieve Links.
- Comment Links.
- Unwanted Labels.
2. Blocking unwanted urls with Robots. Txt:
You can also block such unwanted urls from further indexing using robots. txt file. The following is an example of ideal robots. txt file.
3. Remove Manually:
Step To Manually Remove Url Using Google Webmaster Tool:
5. Then copy the link of url which you want to remove and paste it.
Simple Video Tutorial on “How To Remove URL from Google Search Results”
6. The url should disappear in search results when Google indexes your site for the next time.
- Also Read:How to fix Duplicate Content in Blogger
If you are having any difficulty, feel free to comment.