---- Why Haven't Sites Come Back from Panda? Matt Cutts Tries to Explain
suggy - 9:39 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Basically the reason behind panda is to push down the websites whose only purpose is to put out a bunch of useless content and profit off it otherwise known as "content farms".
-- Couldn't agree more.
but it appears the problem may be the actual content itself.
-- Couldn't agree more
panda is focused on hitting sites who only put text on pages for the sole purpose of having it rank.
-- Hmmm, or would it be better to say... "panda is focused on hitting sites who only put text on pages for the sole purpose of having it rank and that users don't like or find useful." -- That last bit's important. Google are not going after a business model; they're trying to increase searcher satisfaction.
Panda has some bugs. Google is aware of the issue on scraper sites outranking the original source and they are in the process of correcting it.
-- I would call them unforeseen consequences. It's not that Panda did it's job badly, but Google didn't foresee what the short-term outcome would be.
The reason why most panda effected sites have not recovered is because google has not re ran its data yet.
Here I disagree. I think new data has been folded in several times.
If you have ads on poor content pages, this throws a signal to google that you are trying to profit off your low quality content.
-- Google's not trying to stop people profiting off low quality content. C'mon...think about it. Think back to Google's objective. You're almost there. Just one step removed....