edgeman - 12:08 am on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Our site was hit by Panda 1.0. After extensive research into the similarities that exist between the sites that were hit and our own, we made significant changes immediately over the following 4 months. We recovered with Panda 2.3 (late July).
We saw a 50% reduction again in our traffic beginning Tuesday which coincides with the latest Panda release.
Yeah, it's beyond ridiculous at this point, but let's solve this. Any webmasters that are in the same boat (hit, recovered, hit), let's get together and compare the changes we made, the metrics we used to track performance, and the results over these time frames and see where we can find similarities, determine next steps, and test, with the intent to share our findings if we can get someone to recover once again.
Generally speaking, we're considered one of the top businesses in our space. We try to lead in innovation and have won industry awards for several years as a result. This doesn't seem right, but if it's at all possible, I'm committed to do what I can to help solve this issue. But I'm not sure we can do that without coming together offsite and jumping into the data.
Let me know if anyone is interested.