trakkerguy - 4:41 am on Jul 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Very nice analysis AlyssaS. Will be interesting to see if it plays out that way.
I think they would still have a good chance though, since Panda has more to do with quality of a site (or subdomain), rather than linking, imo.
If you start with a new domain,and you have good quality content, would a few links back and forth to some low quality (but not penalized) site put you in Panda land? I am guessing not.
I agree a bad domain can infect a subdomain, especially if linking back and forth. But think that is more likely for a domain that has a traditional penalty for naughty behaviour.
I am guessing Panda-itis is not contagious disease that you pass on to everyone you get too intimate with - but more like a genetic disorder that you can't pass on to others.