suggy - 11:06 pm on Jul 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
These pages should have been the strongest of all, as they're completely original, focused and are the main purpose of my site. They're pages for individual retail stores in my niche, each with descriptions written by me or the store owners.
Surely a classic Panda realignment?
In the "good old days" pre panda, articles/ content could rank for anything -- even when people wanted to shop, not read. Big retailers wouldn't clutter up their slick stores with tonnes of content just to compete, so content sites did disproportionately well -- even when they were just in the way of searchers' real intentions. Not under Panda.
Now post-panda, if searchers want to eat and all you can do is suggest some places to eat, read the menu or offer a review, then you're probably toast. And, it don't matter how good your review, menu-reading or suggestions are.
What can be better for searcher satisfaction than giving users what they want, not an article about it?!