superclown2 - 10:50 am on Jun 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think the strategy for post-Panda should be like yours, in addition to a major site /s. one should do 200 or so word SEO-ed and pretty mych Made For Google 'sites' that target specific money terms. Link them from your existing one and see if they rank. If they rank, great, if they don't it makes no sense to complain given the amount of time spent. You just try with another money term.
Walkman, are you speaking here of single page, 200 word sites? Or sites with multiple pages with 200 words each? I'm a bit uncertain why they should take a week, they are obviously not as simple as they may seem.
Incidentally, if you link them from your existing sites it may be better to make sure that they are not all listed as yours in WMT. I found with a number of new sites that I had indeed listed that as soon as I linked to them from an existing site they fell out of the SERPs. A prety easy target for the panda, really.