danijelzi - 7:27 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Today is the first day of improvement on my site after constant fall since February Panda. It's about 20% improvement of English Google organic traffic. Many pages have jumped from below #40 to top ten.
Changes in the last month I did is improvement of content - writing more originally, adding my original photos, adding videos. I have about 150 improved posts on the 2000-post site. The improved posts are mostly new. In May, I did tags removal and removal of very similar posts.
Regarding ads, I've removed a 468x adsense unit between the title and post and below the fold ad from a display ad network. Last week I added 728x on the old 468x spot.
Finally, I removed yesterday almost all affiliate links I had (on about 400 posts out of 2000), but don't think that that had effect on rankings right away.