walkman - 12:45 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
@MrFewkes as someone who has been searching about a specific keyword I used to get a few very lucrative referrals a day, I can say that we're giving Panda too much credit. Way too much credit, especially when it comes to content, design and other theories. It's possible that they might be hit one day, but now they are outranking me. I did a few on page changes and I will see if I rank higher. If I do, I'll share my finding with you. In that particular search, there's no reason for me not to rank #1, considering a certain advantage I have and considering who ranks higher right now.
Ever wondered if your site has a, let's not call it a penalty because the squad gets activated :), but a score that drags it down? Until that's removed, 'nothing works.' That might hold you /me /others back say xx% and in some cases you can still be #1 but in most cannot rank high since competition is fiercer.