walkman - 7:14 am on Jun 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Whitey, back-link profile isn't the issue with my pandalized site as afar as I can tell, several sites that link me got higher traffic so even Panda dilutes links this can't be it. Those alone should be enough for a lot more than the measly traffic I get from Google now. Just looks, to me, that Google is still in the penalize mode and then they will start looking to re-run Panda, relax it or whatever you want to call it. Matt Cutts compared it to the Florida update where after casting a wide net they started to 'pull back' (bring sites back?) but this Panda is almost 4 months into it.
It's amazing, nothing you do makes a difference, zilch. Remove pages like Google said, let Google index /remove them, nothing. Add content to existing pages, let google take them every 2 days, nothing changes, other than on site factors ( I tested that by adding a specific title, it works.) Traffic goes down in my pandalized site, rises on my non-Pandalized sites usually at the same time. And there quite a few of the pandalized sites here and other forums seem to move in unison, up and down within a tight margin.
Matt was asked several times on Panda recoveries, even Danny Sullivan got the impression that Panda recovery is more than just changing your site, it depends on Google too for most if not all pandalized sites:
but it sounds like you’re saying even if you’ve done that, it wouldn’t have helped yet?
Regarding social and other signals: Google probably has to use signals that apply to all sites and use them conservatively to avoid too much collateral damage. They do test them from time to time probably in the SERPS and pull back some, add others and so on.