deadsea - 3:15 pm on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
One of my sites clearly had some sections that gained a lot with the launch of panda. We have four main types of pages on the site:
1) Homepage and top level pages that are designed to rank well for competitive one or two word phrases.
2) Local pages for cities in the US advertising a listing of products in our niche that are available in that city.
3) Articles about our niche (several hundred)
4) Profile pages for our users (tens of thousands). We require each user to write at least a paragraph about themselves.
1 & 2 attract highly qualified search engine traffic that is easy to monetize. Types 3 & 4 attract less qualified tail traffic.
Post panda, traffic to 1 & 2 has remained fairly constant. Traffic to 3 & 4 has tripled.
This hasn't helped our bottom line as the profile pages especially are not great landing pages.