Reno - 3:56 pm on Jul 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google has been altering it's format for some time now and would be doing that even without Panda. Why?
 Google has a long term business strategy, just like every other big biz on the planet;
 That long term strategy is to maximize its profits, like any other biz, big or small.
Google has PO'd almost everyone (myself included) because we thought they were our "friend", with all the "don't be evil" nonsense and free traffic. Well, what we are now seeing is reality 101 ~ they are no different than Exxon or GE or MS or Monsanto.
Personally, as I've said in numerous threads, I do not believe any of us will ever truly "figure out" Panda. It has been designed to defeat that effort, and it has succeeded and will continue to succeed because it will continue to evolve. As soon as word spreads about some website design that is most effective, Panda will detect and will eliminate that advantage.
So as I read these threads, the most important advice I see is to forget Google and focus on any other traffic generation within our budgets and abilities. How to most effectively DO THAT is the discussion that will cushion the impact for those of us that have fallen off the Panda cliff.