c41lum - 8:02 pm on Jun 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Im a long sufferer of Panda.
I have tried adding content (1000 word + articles), deleting content (410). Now Im at the point where Im about to noindex 6000 product pages, these pages are short 200 word product specific pages with affiliate links. They don't use any scraped content or manufactures descriptions, where we don't have content which is about 30% of the time we show a small spec sheet which we display in a unique way.
The site has been online for about 9 years now and has grown and adapted over time (no adwords), traffic is down about 80%, 60% because of panda, and 20% because of the changes and pages we removed for panda (we 410 about 10,000 thin pages back in april.
Once these pages are gone we expect to have only 1000 pages in the index. If we don't see a recovery in in these 1000 pages it would be turn the lights off time.
Has anybody else tried 'noindexing' this many pages and did it help?