---- Some pages escaped Panda, when most of the site didn't
crobb305 - 5:59 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
But what makes you people think some pages escaped? do you see any issues with those pages?
I am basing this on my ranking data for the past 7 years (mostly from memory which is fading as I get older lol), and also from my WMT data (average page positions) since Panda began. Even before February's data fell dropped out of WMT, I was actually comparing the average positions and monitoring them in 48-hr segments from then on.
For the unaffected page that I mentioned, WMT has consistently shown an average position of 1 to 5. This is also consistent with what I see when I search the terms it has always ranked for. In fact, I am seeing an increase in entry traffic through that page. The Pandalized pages fell 200 to 600 positions, then eventually stopped getting tracked (under 10 impressions = no position shown). I am aware of the problems with WMT, but it has revealed a lot of information about hard-hit and unaffected pages based on average positions (in a broad sense and when looking at longer data periods, e.g., 48h or longer).
IBill was right, and I was wrong to think they were simply skipped over.
I'll take a look at what he said to double check (because I'm not sure what you mean by skipped over), but my unaffected pages have been crawled/cached many times since Panda 1, and have escaped both Panda 1 and Panda 2. I still believe (speaking only for my site) that I overlinked from the homepage to my hard-hit pages, and linked more naturally to my unpandalized pages (only once from homepage and within context throughout my site).
[edited by: crobb305 at 6:32 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]