tedster - 3:26 am on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I supect that JohnMu's advice really isn't Panda specfic at all
First, thanks to browsee for letting me know that the quote is from Wysz, not JohnMu. I made a note above.
Second, it is advice that was specific to the Panda update - it is much more tailored to the specific situation than the generic Google line. And I went one step further from that advice, because I say it's best to focus on the pages that the algorithm demoted rather than just looking all over your site subjectively and making changes helter-skelter.
My stance has been to just eliminate/noindex the stuff you would not want to encounter in the search results yourself.
I like that way of thinking, too.
So far there's very little report of anything actually working - bringing back lost traffic. So even that advice from wysz is just kind of theoretical. The only case I know of that seems to have bounced back did as I described.
I don't personally work with a site that was affected, but I know several people who do. Some of those sites really confuse me - if they aren't a false positive, then I'm baffled by what this algo is targeting. So the only way I know how to start is looking at the URLs that lost the most and go from there. What other approach might there be?