walkman - 1:14 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
--Panda - how low can you go?
As low as Google wants.
My pandalized name is old, very old.
Because that suggests to me that perhaps domain age has grown in prominance.
I have seen many old looking sites get pandalized too though, and were told by the powers that be to get a new template, blah blah....old is out, new in...blah blah. Maybe it has more to do with the niche?
And the site will never be perfect. The thing whether to kill yourself wondering if Verdana instead of Arial is killing your site's traffic.
Don't give in so easy. Re-review your site. I have found problems after I thought I had fixed everything. And I continue to find potential issues to this day.
Do as many sites as you can and hope some make it, do not trust Google. They do not care about you, Panda is exhibit #1, and plenty of what we'd think are top 'brand' sites got hammered as well. Not talking 10% or 20% but as much as 70%, just like that. Add more content...no, no, less content is better....new ipod like template...old templates are better, change the site, old is better....all that crap and everything is controlled by Google. If they want, change all you want and you will starve, because of the technicality they added to the algo. The same algo that for years said that now penalized sites were top sites. maybe next month they'll change again.
I asked before, I'll ask it again: How many Google engineers are not having a good night's sleep worrying about false positives and people that may lose their homes, businesses, jobs etc due to that? It's month five now. I think we know the answer so look after yourself and see behind the corporate spin and lies.
Every "enhancement" makes them more money or they reverse it very quickly. Once it makes them more money they are reluctant to change it for fear of losing the money they gained. Who cares about you or your site? It's business and they are worth $170 BILLION, nothing is by chance.
^ This is not a rant, just an opinion on how things are.