Adnan123
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How to recover from Google's thin content penalty?

I've recently got this manual action in my webmaster tools "Thin content with little or no added value 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-clutter sites, doorway pages, automatically generated content, or copied content" Personally, I think my website is of a good standard. The designs pretty good - and in my mind, we're much better than our competitors. What would be the best way to recover from this thin content penalty?

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Matt1966
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The thin content penalty is perhaps the easiest penalty to recover from. It's very much in the name. Google thinks you are doing one of the following.

  1. Automatically generating content
  2. Doing heavy affiliate programs with little to no content
  3. Scraping your content
  4. Using doorway pages

Now let's go through the list

1 - A: This would insinuate you're using some form of spinning software. This is low quality, thank heavens most search engines can distinguish this from good content because it's spammy. The way to tackle this would be to write your own, good quality content.

2 - A: Having affiliate programs is absolutely fine. But you need to wrap them in awesome content, tools, or something that'll genuinely add purpose to the user. 

3 - A: Scraping. Now, if you're scraping your content, the answer is simple: Stop.

4 - A: Doorway pages have been a big no-no for a while now. You're better off making one fantastic page opposed to 100 terrible ones. Read more about doorway pages here: https://seochat.io/question/doorway-page/112

I wish you luck - think quality, quality and quality.

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Matt1966
Moderator (202 upvotes)

The thin content penalty is perhaps the easiest penalty to recover from. It's very much in the name. Google thinks you are doing one of the following.

  1. Automatically generating content
  2. Doing heavy affiliate programs with little to no content
  3. Scraping your content
  4. Using doorway pages

Now let's go through the list

1 - A: This would insinuate you're using some form of spinning software. This is low quality, thank heavens most search engines can distinguish this from good content because it's spammy. The way to tackle this would be to write your own, good quality content.

2 - A: Having affiliate programs is absolutely fine. But you need to wrap them in awesome content, tools, or something that'll genuinely add purpose to the user. 

3 - A: Scraping. Now, if you're scraping your content, the answer is simple: Stop.

4 - A: Doorway pages have been a big no-no for a while now. You're better off making one fantastic page opposed to 100 terrible ones. Read more about doorway pages here: https://seochat.io/question/doorway-page/112

I wish you luck - think quality, quality and quality.

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