Tallon - 11:20 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm simply stunned, for one particular 3-word phrase on google I'm seeing:
--#1 original webpage
--#2 cloaked iframe page of #1
--#3 stumbleupon's cloaked page of #5
--#4 original webpage
--#5 original webpage (cloaked by #3)
--#6 original webpage
--#7 one picture, one sentence lifted from and linked to page on website found lower down in serps (this is a newer bookmarking/social media site that's ranking).
Is it even necessary to create our own content now? This serp shows thin pages with one or two sentence and a picture plus fully dup'd pages aren't actually the issue with Panda. Maybe Panda has opened the door to where we just need to cloak "good" pages and whichever domain gives the visitor the overall best experience (time on site, site clicks, pageviews/user, etc.) and does a better job drumming up links and tweets (offer giveaways and network with a large team of bloggers)...winning? This is about.com circa 1999...and it's #winning with Panda 2.x?
I mean wow, that's a whole new opportunity to pull in a thunderstorm of new eyeballs with very, very little effort and then just wrap it all in sidebars and headers promoting my own sites and products.