|Might be a TBPR update happening (or happened recently)|
One of my best sites that ranks really well and gets good traffic from Google (and was not pandalized), had its TBPR stripped from 3 to 0 in mid-February. Since it doesn't sell links, but did have 4 follow'd links that perhaps Google thought were paid, I nofollow'd them, put in a reconsideration request, and waited.
Today, approximately 3 months later, the TBPR is back to 3. Last time I checked was a few days ago, so the change is relatively new. Not sure if the change is due to an update that might be happening for everyone, or if it's specific to my site only, after a 3 month penalty was lifted.
In any case, thought I'd share, in case anyone cared.
Does this mean anything to your traffic or your effort to get out of panda?
Since, panda, it is not just TBPR but even the real PR seem to have lost a lot of its value.
As I mentioned, this site was not affected by Panda.
It does not affect traffic either. Rankings/traffic never got affected by the loss of TBPR.
Really, the only reason it matters to me is if I decide to sell the site, buyers don't like to see that zero. Doesn't matter if they should care or not; fact is, they do. So I don't want any hint of Google disapproval (which is essentially what lowering of TBPR is, in my opinion) when selling a site.
I haven't heard any widespread reports of TBPR gyrations. However, for the past year or so, some individual TBPR changes have been happening in between major PR exports. Sounds like this is what happened to dazzlindonna's home page.
About a week ago I noticed on my forum that new threads, as recent as May 2nd, already had PR0 (as opposed to PR N/A)