Ok, I've studied Panda since my site was decimated in Panda 1.0. I've had some good results splitting user accounts into subdomains, but this week a new thought occurred to me that I don't recall being addressed.
We know that on-site linking patterns are supposed to be a factor in Panda. And we know that big brand names have benefitted from Panda. Has anyone seen a study on sites that use the latest technology in their primary design?
Specifically, I'm talking about AJAX and HTML5. Does anyone know of a site that uses AJAX heavily and HTML5 that has been hit by Panda? AJAX generally uses js onClick events where older technology use anchor tags. This could account for the on-site linking patterns.
Big brands have teams of programmers to make sure they are using the latest technology like AJAX and HTML5. Maybe it's the use of the latest technology which helps a website escape the death grip of Panda.
This week I've seen several examples that would support this theory. I admit, it seems like a pretty basic, simple theory, but I don't recall seeing any studies that explored this hypothesis.