Planet13 - 8:28 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
What does Panda mean?
Hmm... I must be spending too much time in the SEO forums. I thought that EVERYBODY knew what Panda was.
Panda is the name of a google algorithm update that happened in the US on February 24th, 2011. It is often called the "farmer update" because it was designed to eliminate Content Farms (sites with lots of low quality content), which it did. Sites like Mahalo and Suite101 reported losing 70% of their traffic due to the update.
My site, as mentioned before, has increased somewhere in the 17% range since then.