---- Some pages escaped Panda, when most of the site didn't
crobb305 - 6:16 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Over optimization (and overlinking) can definitely be a factor of the pandalized pages, but it does still not explain why the big drop in rankings of the homepage...
Tedster proposed the idea of penalty bleeding backwards to the homepage. He would have to restate it (incase I am misquoting). In my case, if I am linking to three Pandalized pages 5+ times each, from the homepage, with different anchor text, then it wouldn't be hard to slam the homepage with an OOP-type penalty based on A) phrase-based scoring (phrases above and beyond what is "expected" for the page, including links); and B) a backwards bleeding of penalty (maybe as if linking to a bad neighborhood except that the neighborhood is several rooms of your own house).