ScubaAddict - 4:26 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes. Without getting too detailed, I have a pandalized site that spiked - 80% increase in traffic yesterday.
For months I tried many things: moving ads down in the content, speeding up the site (went from 5 seconds to 2.5), removing/combining 'shorter' content pages, fixing WMT HTML suggestions - NOTHING worked. Traffic either stayed low, or inched down.
This site was making almost no money anymore so 2 weeks ago I reduced/removed the adsense from the content. In some places I went from a 336x280 to 468x60, others I removed the adsense ad altogether. Essentially each page that is 3 folds or longer now has a 468x60, whereas before it may have had two 336x280's. Sure enough, yesterday I get a 80% increase yesterday. Makes me wonder if Panda doesn't like ads mixed in with the content at all.
Got an 'adsense advisor' calling me for a consultation to help "increase my revenue" in the next day or two... what to do, what to do...