tangor - 7:35 am on Sep 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
1) Is there a ratio of low-quality pages to high quality pages? In other words, what if we delete 8,000 pages but left several low quality pages on the site - would we still be hit by Panda? How does the algo work?
We don't know.
2) Is it better to delete from the oldest to the newest or does it matter? I am not sure it matters, but I was thinking that if Google crawls from newest to oldest, the SE will notice the difference quicker.
Again, we don't know. If we did some might keep that secret, some might reveal it. So far none have said either way.
3) My wife and I see things a little differently. I delete articles even if they got one or two visits over the last nine months. She wont, if it had one visit she keeps it. Who is right? I don't want to have to go through this process again if it isn't fixed the first time around.
Married 29 years to second wife, 5 years to first wife (outlived both) you ALWAYS listen to the wife. Marital accord is more important than Google. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Serious!
Meanwhile, present your site to the USERS/VISITORS. I have pages over 12 years old that get only 1 or so hits per year. Not popular, of course, but exact for those seeking that info. Pick and choose what you keep, and pick and choose if you are info or commerce, the latter being the biggie if Adsense or Adwords is involved.