trakkerguy - 12:03 am on Jul 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
But hubpage CEO definitely seem to say that they see the recovery only for the good content and not for the bad. That one is a mystery! How can the distinction be made by the normal algo if panda is a separate run?
Yes, that was my question. My first thoughts were that his assessment was not accurate on that point.
But, if it was accurate , ie. low quality authors don't recover when moved to subdomain- it could be that they don't have sufficient external backlinks, and only ranked previously due to the internal linking structure.
Actually, that fits in with my thoughts on the signals G is using to evaluate a site for Panda. A site with lots of crappy pages would tend to have few backlinks to those pages.
So, a "good" author moves to subdomain. He quickly recovers from Panda, and rankings recover because he has some external backlinks.
A "bad" author moves to subdomain. He quickly recovers from Panda, but rankings don't return as he had few external backlinks (that is evaluated as normal algo, and not waiting for next Panda run).
I'm not sure I actually BELIEVE that crappy authors don't recover, or that the backlinks have anything to do with it - just a thought.