brinked - 2:19 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Brinked, duplicate content or lack of it seems to have hit e-commerce and other sites. Among other possible things of course.
Like I have pointed out in other threads. I have an ecommerce site with hundreds of thousands of product pages. All are common products sold by thousands of other sites using the same description from the manufacturer. After panda, this site has received a 5-8% increase from google search traffic.
I also have about a dozen or so clients who I built there ecommerce site for them (I used to do a lot of ecommerce development years ago) and not a single one of them were hurt by panda.
I have noticed the ecommerce sites that were hit have put in unique category or product descriptions. They may be unique...but google can see them as useless and the only reason they are there is to rank for those phrases in that small paragraph.