rowtc2 - 10:02 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 1:00 am (utc) on Mar 23, 2011]
From official Google blog post... [googleblog.blogspot.com...] ...my <b>
..This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful.
This explains why sites with original content, no thin pages, has dropped. Probably people click Back in browser or go to other website via ads and from here to Google again.
I have a website with 3.300 visits/day and was not hit by Panda, it has text from manufacturers and thin pages. People are happy on site, ads are not agressive.
On my affected site i have changed things and people are not fooled now by ads instead navigation. I have increased pageviews, time on site, reduced bounce rate, but the bad thing is traffic doesn't come back at least a little.
I think if it was modifications of algorithm we should see some reports of traffic recovery, not only labnol or cultofmac (probably manually turned off red flag).
Even a page have thousands of original words, can be trash just for search engine and users are not happy.
Now, if my visitors are happy on site, what should i do to recover my rankings, offer them a free drink to stay more?
[edited by: rowtc2 at 10:02 pm (utc) on Mar 22, 2011]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 1:00 am (utc) on Mar 23, 2011]