Sharing Google panda effect after involving in MGID traffic exchange program.
Google panda hits hard within two days and punished many top positioning posts.
Two weeks before signup for mgid traffic exchange program. Blog was approved within 48 hrs after submitting application and added a mgid widget. First two days average exchange ratio was great, it was 457% and 146% respectively. Unique visitors stats were showing a jump in Google analytic but average page views decreased also bounce rate grew up from 60% to 79.46% and average visit duration only 49 sec that was too low.
In next three days suddenly exchange ratio decreased from 14 march to 16 march traffic ratio was going down it was 72%, 52% and 21 percent. As MGID promises to publishers to sent 150% to 500% visitors back in traffic exchange program. They were failed to sent back 150% visitors to blogger bonus, they sent only total 111% exchange ratio in eight days.
On 17 march I sent email to Bradly Hopes a support department representative who represent MGID network traffic. A email from Hopes received on next day he promised about compensate and making new news for blogger bonus.
Traffic from mgid.com growing gradually from next day after receiving email from Bradly (Thanks Bradly hopes for immediate action) but not that much as I expected. Later on 19 march no such expected traffic improvement removed mgid widget from blog. After three days later on 23 march I found big drop back in my blog traffic, it was 30% down with my actual organic traffic that comes from Google.
I searched my blog posts and keywords those are positioned in first page in Google search engine. Most of posts dropped 4-5 position from actual positioning and many other posts those are searchable on second or third page they were disappeared and found after fourth page within few days. Google Panda hits so hard in just two days I never thought.
Any involvement with traffic exchange, Google can punish your website and decrease your posts level those are in good positioning in search engine, see webmaster guidelines. This is my first experience with Google panda effect and trying to re apply best SEO to recover Google Panda effect as soon as possible. My experience with traffic exchange program was sad. Share your experience if you are involved or used traffic exchange program and suggest for Google Panda recovery.