walkman - 2:47 am on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I tend to agree with this assessment. It would be useful to generally point to what type of web presence we are referring to and whether the panadalization has any bias. For e.g. it appears to me most of the folks posting here are into ecommerce and almost totally at the mercy or lack thereof of G.
Other evergreen sites with 100% original content and direct traffic, say 30% or more can more easily withstand the panda storm. But even these sites are affected by that silly auto complete type in thing.
Depends on what "withstand" means, this caught me in a bad time and many others have to lay off staff. Panda has hit hard many sites. A year from now I would have been able to manage with it, but now it's tough.
But the surest bet is that Google will try left and right to send less traffic to other sites. And they have way to much power and act arrogantly and arbitrarily. So let's hope and work on minimizing their share to 30% and support other engines.