brinked - 11:46 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here is my gripe with panda so far. There are 2 sites (almost exact same site, same owner) which are very very thin affiliate sites. They used to rank top 10 about 2 years ago for a main term. They eventually were knocked down and out of sight as google updated there algo to diminish such thin affiliate sites. When panda was released, these 2 sites are now ranking top ten again. The only difference this time is that the owner removed the affiliate links from them. He used a redirect and now they are just dead redirects.
Google has rewarded these sites because it feels they are now high quality because they removed the ads. These 2 sites have 0 content at all. I mean literally they have nothing, they each have 2-3 paragraphs of completely spammy useless text.
This does go to show however, that panda has not only bumped back low quality sites, it has also given a big boost to sites it feels is high quality as well as these 2 sites were not the product of other sites getting knocked down because they were on page 20+ before panda.