tedster - 4:36 pm on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Has anything changed w.r.t on page optimization after panda?
I'd say yes. Factors like scan-ability and read-ability, typography, aesthetics and so on now matter, because for Google, the user's experience of quaity is now part of the ranking formula.
I appreciate Fern's opening post very much. He didn't say stop analyzing the scraper issue, he said to stop OVER-analyzing it. The fact that he has been scraped but not Pandalyzed, and that's across a variety of websites, is an important data point.
Yes, Panda apparently has a significant "unique content" factor - but that cannot be the whole of it by a long way. So I agree, do not over-analyze the scraper factor.