NewOrder - 2:04 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
We too have been heavily hit by the first version of Panda released in the UK in April. We are an Eccomerce site (20K pages) with a wide and differing product base, we have many products with manufacturer supplied descriptions and many with low word count descriptions.
We decided to 'no index,follow' all those pages that had a low word count, and set about trying to write unique descriptions for those duplicate.
This is a massive task for us, and have many months of work left.
Beginning to wonder whether it was such a good idea to No Index the ones with low word count, since it had zero effect.