tedster - 3:49 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't think all the shoes have dropped yet.
Just as intensive as the webmaster focus is on Panda right now, that's how intensive I think the focus at Google is, too. Panda is not just a tweak to an existing algo - it is a revolution in how Google ranking works and how it WILL work going forward.
No one should underestimate how big a deal it is to add an automated "quality" factor to an algorithm that was designed around "relevance". As far as I know, the entire science of IR (Information Retrieval) was developed only around relevance - and that has a many decades history.
This is new stuff, untried, no track record, being created as we watch. Did anyone notice the recent Microsoft paper about measuring "credibility" [seobythesea.com]? They're on the same scent, so I don't expect Bing to be an escape hatch for this kind of scoring.
Today's Google needs to be approached and analyzed almost as a new search engine. We cannot use only our past experience to guide our expectations of how Google will work.
So yes, I agree with netmeg. All the shoes have not dropped yet... not by a long shot.