tedster - 5:31 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
What are Panda's main targets? Link farms? Affiliates? Has anyone seen a reversal (even a little) after they got hit by Panda? Any steps to reverse? I don't do any active linking.
We have been having a huge discussion about this - for example:
Many Weeks since the Panda Update - Any Improvements? [webmasterworld.com]
Many Weeks since the Panda Update - Any Improvements? [webmasterworld.com] [part 2]
Solid answers are in very short supply. Reports of recovery are so rare that they may not really be Panda recovery at all.
One thing is clear. Panda's target is not any particular type of site. Instead it is Google's first step into measuring "quality" in addition to "relevance". It's a brave new world and a major focus for the coming year, according to Matt Cutts. This recent update was over a year in development, so we know it's not a casual turn of any previously existing dial.