Msg#: 4322702 posted 12:47 am on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Many large websites rely on machine generated and mashable content to differentiate their landing pages. And if done properly, I suppose it can present well to site visitors. But what about Google. How risky is this post Panda for sites, large or small?
Msg#: 4322702 posted 11:30 am on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've been surprised (in the travel niche) by how many sites are getting good/improved results post-panda by simply having large numbers of pages of mashed date - weather, driving distances, maps etc for each location, along with adsense and affiliate links - with little or no UGC on the pages.
They do all seem to have lots of data on each page, though - I've not seen any with very low amounts of content that are rating highly, to the point that I suspect that the actual amount of content on a page, regardless of its source, is now a much more relevant ranking factor than it used to be.
I'm guessing these sites will largely get devalued in due course - but of course that's just a guess...