walkman - 6:40 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Suggy, we've down this path before ;)
I have way more than decimated my site starting on February 25th, every page is extremely well linked Home > category > product (two types of categories) and then related within each product. I have a decent PR, in fact now about 70% of all my pages are indexed daily by Google and a lot of work has gone into adding new content within the remaining pages. I can safely rule content out, especially when compared to those ranking way up.
I have another theory and I changed it but it will take a few days to see any changes. Matches my non-Pandalized sites.
For all we know Panda in non-US is a different breed. They said that the content farm problem in US is very different from UK and others so they look at different signals.
In the original post Walkman wrote: it's clear to me that this is a penalty
I call it "negative screening" instead of "a penalty", but yes I think this is clear.
I call it a penalty becuase, IMO, Google has not run the full algo yet since 2/24 so even if you fixed your content, you are still in Panda land. Yes, some disagree. Matt Cutts said that even if you fixed the site exactly like Google asked you to, you could come back in one of the supposed Panda updates. Could, to me, means "probably not but you might."