walkman - 1:39 am on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: walkman at 1:39 am (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]
We didn't do much other than that. I believe we may have been incorrectly hit in the first Panda update and just recovered in July when Google said that update was made to help sites that were incorrectly hit. However, that theory is invalidated today, unless Google mistakenly reverted back to some Panda factors that were in place before July.
I think you have made a very astute observation. If Panda looks at metrics and they didn't change, it's probably that manual intervention was the cause. Apparently they didn't carry that code into this one. Makes sense as a theory.
BR can very well depend on what visitors Google sends and that of course changes quite often.
Did you consider cutting pages with poor performance, low PR , high bounce rate?
[edited by: walkman at 1:39 am (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]