walkman - 10:22 pm on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Actually since day one I've thought your estimates were rather optimistic Walkman. It's good to be optimistic. My interpretation lately has been it may take a whole new rewrite of the page. Based upon about eight reports now even minor SEO of a title tag could send the already lowered keyword terms lower. That could vary with the traffic levels for the term and I would not think every area receives equal treatment.
Well, I have done that, and deleted so many pages that it's a just a shell of what it once was. Compared to my competitors my pages are now fine, better than most in fact. I did spend lots of time doing that on the first month. Google had said, remove thin pages, improve and the algo will pick them up.
Not so, looks like they are still just piling on penalties and giving confusing 'advice.' This Panda 2 and 2.1 is totally different from Amit Singhal said for example (see his statement on my first comment,) but hey it's Google, known to not make sense or be consistent. If they ask people to do changes and then send them to oblivion for the same changes, what can I say? I thought that after picking up the changes a few crawls they'd recalculate again and re-rank. This much even JohnMu from Google said.
I assure that my competitors didn't improve that much and my pages didn't get that worse for my site to keep sinking.
Yes Shatner, it seems to me that they are only adding sites ti the 'Pandalized' bucket, not letting anyone go. I find it impossible that no one got their sites better and recent changes here have shown that people do talk when their traffic improves.