walkman - 4:05 am on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Funny, I was just checking Alexa's (yes I know) clickstream data. Almost the same % that come from Google go back to Google, even for Gogle darlings like Quora (200 words is a stretch there:)), news.com, cbs.com. Daniweb.com is within the range as well. There's usually less than 5% difference in the sites I tested but [alexa.com...] eHow has better metrics, less returned to Google, but almost 100% of CNN visitors that came from Google go back to Google. MSNBC apparently beats them so far, 2% more go to Google, as MSN sends them the bulk of traffic :). I know it's alexa but presumably they measure all the same and large sites have enough Alexa user visits. We also have to find what go back to Google means.
Do I get cookie or what?
That thin content doesn't matter I can testify to it, at least for some type of sites. I'm back--month two--to around 70% of pre-Panda revenue, in part to two thanks to 2 such sites that keep gaining as my Pandalized site keeps losing.