agent_x - 7:16 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
My Pandalized pretty site was hit again these past few days, while my unPandalized ugly site gained a lot and is sitting on record highs (same niche). It's really annoying, especially after spending countless hours fixing the Pandalized site and almost zero hours on the "ugly" site. I heard that "dead" sites in my niche are gaining lots of ground. People who've abandoned their sites are seeing more and more traffic on their outdated work. The interesting thing is that these dead sites (and my ugly site) have no social metric factors and many have no links. I focused all networking/link building/social media on my big site (and have been for a while). None of these made a difference. User metrics on the ugly unaffected site is much worse than the hit site so it's quite strange really.
Do you not wonder if Google has sussed out your link building efforts and that is why your site is Pandalised?