dazzlindonna - 11:10 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Has anyone here removed all ads after being Pandalized? If so, did you come back? Fully partially, what %?
Walkman, I mentioned in [webmasterworld.com...] that one of my sites that was hit by Panda 2.0 was one that I used as a test. I removed all ads (adsense), and it did recover, 3 days later. It is a seasonal site, so I cannot use traffic as a metric, but the rankings recovered to near pre-Panda levels. In other words, it recovered rankings almost completely, but there were a couple of phrases that came back almost to pre-Panda, but not quite. Hard to quantify as a %, sorry. On another seasonal site (different season), I tested removing some of the ads, and making one of the big block ads into a small block ad. That site had partial recovery. I never felt like anyone really believed this scenario, so I haven't shouted about it much. Still, both of those sites I tested on were hit by Panda 2.0, not 1.0. For some reason, I think 2.0+ have a better chance of recovery (from whatever changes are made) than 1.0 sites have. Just my opinion, of course.