BenFox - 8:27 am on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just because an article was not written by someone with a PHD means its not useful?
That's not what I said. If anything I said that an increased number of "advanced level" pages could lead to panda-isation. And I'm using "" on that because I'm not convinced that the method they're using to detect reading level is particularly accurate.
its sometimes actually better to write on a basic level that everyone can understand.
Couldn't agree more - in fact I'd say it's almost always better to write on a basic level that everyone can understand.
the reality is this panda update is not about 1 thing and the writers ability to write is not a major factor if it is one at all.
Panda is definitely about more than one thing and I wouldn't assert that the writer's ability is a major factor (I don't have any data to back it up for a start) - however if mass media production methods leave a footprint like this then it's probably best not to dismiss it out of hand.