jecasc - 11:58 am on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think I have found at least one correlation for webmasterworld members to Panda. A glance in the user profiles of those affected indicates that there is a correlation between being affected by PANDA and the time you spend in the Google forums of webmasterworld.
So come and frequent the other forums more often: Ecommerce, Content Writing, HTML, CSS, Accessibility and Usability....
If you honestly do not think anything has changed in the last 8 years then you should take a step back and reconsider. Reading Google patents and running scientific tests isn't fun but it clearly proves that Google has evolved into a much more complicated machine.
Exactly. So every effort to try to beat the Algo is wasted time. You have to design your website not with that in mind what the scientific tests and patents are tweaking in the Algo, but with that in mind what those scientific tests and patents are trying to achieve.
The difference between the webmaster that is succesful in the short run and between webmasters that are succesful in the long run is this:
The one webmasters is following the Google engineers in his car all the way from New York to San Francisco, trying to guess every turn they are taking and trying to get his car in front.
The webmaster who is succesful in the long run has seen Googles destination, booked a flight to San Francisco and is already waiting for Google there.
I don't care about the road Google is taking. I am waiting at the destination.