dibbern2 - 4:11 pm on Jul 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
At first look, it seems some of my Panda sites started to recover. But a closer analysis shows that nothing changed in my ranking for what I consider the primary keywords.
What did change, however, is I have gained position for long tails, especially a few important ones. So the traffic increase for those is offsetting my loss on short tails. Not 100%, but somewhere about 70%.
A positive side effect is that my traffic is now more qualified, and I am seeing an increase in earnings per visitor, or eCPM.
I think of it as a completly new ball game. I won't go crazy trying to regain those old short tail ranks. I will instead invest my time in growing the longer term strengths. They pay much better, a higher ROI on my time.
Of course, this goes out the window if the next iteration of Panda wipes out my long tail standings.