Tallon - 11:44 pm on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Tallon at 11:58 pm (utc) on May 14, 2011]
In my niche there are so many anomalies that I'm now wondering if only a portion of the web is being rated by Panda, this could explain why we see so many scrapers outranking "real" sites.
What I'm seeing ranking fine:
--a site with 90% (at least) thin content (image and one or two sentences per page). Site has thousands of pages.
--sites with 10+ ads per page
--sites with only the title above the fold (the rest are ads and theme elements)
--scrapers (no original content)
My main, biggest site was hit by Panda 2.0, my other smaller sites (most super thin, even thin affiliate sites) have either risen or remained flat throughout the pandas. This doesn't make sense (my main site has the primo backlinks, completely organic, social activity, yada yada).
What I'm wondering is if it's possible that once a site reaches a certain threshold, panda is applied, otherwise a site stays under the radar? I don't think site size has anything to do with it, it's more about traffic amount. Something along the lines of:
--Once google sends a specific amount of traffic to a site, panda evaluation occurs.
--Or, if a site's overall traffic has more than x% from Google, panda evaluation occurs.
--(added thru edit) If a % of a site's content is ranking for high volume keywords, panda evaluation occurs.
[edited by: Tallon at 11:58 pm (utc) on May 14, 2011]