walkman - 11:14 pm on Jul 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
You are not seeing that brands moved up Panda? If they didn't move up Google surely failed in their objective, based on the questions they asked raters for Panda.
Considering how every 'iteration' or whatever they call, traps more and more sites and barely anyone (or anyone?) comes out, shows that Google is still trying to catch more "low quality" sites. Or what they think are low quality sites. Maybe after they are done they will try to filter out innocent sites. They either can't do them at the same time, or they chose not to. Not even the biggest Google fans* can say that Google got it right, the first time.
One thing I try too look for now: how many top spot organic sites also have adword ads at the same time. Especially for big money words. Just out of curiosity of course.
*word fan is used in a positive way.