potentialgeek - 3:47 pm on Jun 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
What about intra-site links and their anchor text? This is my concern about removing or de-indexing many pages. If the anchor text helps rankings and you remove the anchor text off 2,000 pages or whatever, how do not lose rankings?
You could try to get your 60% back, e.g., Pre-Panda traffic, but lose 60% from the lower rankings. If something like that happens, and then you try to go and put the pages back in a month or two, how could it not look like spam to Google?
I want to measure twice and cut once.