Rasputin - 3:57 am on Jul 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
An exceptionally insightful explanation Tedster, thanks.
Google first asked their quality raters to create two seed sets of web pages - those that are clearly top quality and those that are obviously not
In the model described you refer to the seed sets consisting of web pages - but Panda is said to be a site wide assessment.
Do you think they would assess individual pages on a site using the method you describe and then somehow sum those results to decide an overall 'panda score' for a site...
...or could their 'seed sets' be complete websites rather than individual pages, which would allow factors such as 'number of pages viewed by an average visitor' or 'how much traffic this site gets from social networks' to also be factors?