brinked - 2:06 pm on Jun 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
thanks for sharing your experience.
I rewrote poor content. By poor, it was either too short, badly phrased, spelling errors, partial or exact copies from other sites. Articles are now varied in length, and high quality. Not all articles fixed, but a large proportion, and the worst ones done first.
That is a very important observation when you point out articles varying in length. I have a site that was hit in Panda 2 and it is a very high quality site and being that its more of a media site, I had content written for each category page. This content was actually created as an attempt to avoid any type of "thin page" penalties but all pages have pretty much the same article length (about 200-250 word paragraph).
Any natural content site will have articles of varying size and formats (ie some will have more pictures than others, some will be 4 paragraphs long, others will be 10 pages etc). This makes a ton of sense and I can not believe I did not think of it earlier. Either way, I have removed all of this filler content about 2 weeks ago so I am still waiting to see if it has any kind of effect.
Thanks for sharing and congrats on your recovery!