Shatner - 10:08 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Shatner at 10:16 pm (utc) on Apr 14, 2011]
Ok so let me sum up our theories for why Blogcritics.com might have been penalized, then we can move on to the next site and see if we find anything different.
1. Content to non-content ratio (including ads) may not be good.
2. Confusing navigation
3. Tag index pages which Google may see as "thin content"
4. Dropdown menu which creates a large quantity of internal links.
MOSTLY DISPROVEN THEORIES (at least for this case)
1. Dark background colors
2. Original artwork/logos
We're off to a slow start but maybe we can find more in other sites.
Let's do the next one:
Any red flags which may have triggered Panda, whether they are the same or different from blogcritics?
[edited by: Shatner at 10:16 pm (utc) on Apr 14, 2011]