skweb - 3:09 pm on Aug 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Oxydada, our experience is similar to yours. My wife runs a website in Spanish and English. The English part of the website was smacked slightly in the Panda updates but last week the Spanish pages have been hit around 30%. Now this is a very large and popular website in business for about 12 years pulling in more than a million visitors a month for hundreds of keywords. Like what has happened in English, Panda is head-scratching. How is it possible that pages that were considered so high quality for 12 years -- and they are -- are now demoted? I would have told myself that G did a good job if the results were better than before but I am seeing blogspot spam blogs and amateur answers at Yahoo appearing much higher than decent websites.
I have something else that is interesting to share. Many years ago I had created a blogspot blog to test if machine translated content can rank. I would take my English article, translate it with software and then publish it. Guess what; that blog is untouched.
As a Google shareholder, I am now worried that the arrogance and self patting at the company is about to bring its downfall. Yahoo and Bing are already producing better results, and Google that completely screwed up on Panda, not only chose not to fix the English searches but has also let loose the devil in other languages.
It is time to sell my Google stocks.