Robert_Charlton - 11:32 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
...all I notice is excessive creativity in the copy.
What I mean by that is that Pandalised pages tend to be witty, irreverent and off-beat sales pitches, where as unpandalised pages are generally the ones where we were lacking inspiration or inclination and just said wrote something plain, descriptive and unadventurous about the product. Structurally, everything else is the same.
I'd made the same observation about a site that tanked some months before Panda. I felt that the writing was so off the wall that Google's phrase-based indexing wouldn't be able to correlate it with anything in the seed set of pages that it considered good.
I can see this kind of problem persisting or getting worse in Panda. Keep in mind that this thing's a machine that's guided by mathematical formulas... probably doesn't understanding things like irony, puns, tone, or associations that it might take years of being poisoned by pop-culture to understand. ;)