tedster - 1:43 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
The past few days I'm hearing more reports of recovery and near recovery from sites that put in a lot of work. So what's been the delay in processing the changes?
I really don't think it was anything malicious at all. I think that, out of the chute, Panda was such a monster of a program that it required a whole lot of special treatment, and was kept off in its own corral of servers.
I look for that integration issue to be addressed more and more in coming weeks and months, until a full and workable dynamic cooperation integration with the rest of the algo is achieved. Not inside info - just an educated guess.
But I don't expect that full fluidity to show up next week or next month. Anyone building a new site should definitely take care not to tease this beast, or you may dragged into its cage for an unhealthy period of time.
The Panda point of view is that some sites might be "not-quite-spam" but they still don't exist to serve their visitors. That means Panda is hunting for business plans that are essentially parasitic and feeding off the Google SERPs in some fashion or other. It's important to bump any "cleverness" up against that reality check.