ScubaAddict - 2:55 am on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
My site is informational only - education vertical. Screwed again by this panda iteration after some recovery from removing short content pages, adjusting some navigation flaws, removing advertising, correcting spelling, speeding up the site, correcting coding errors, removing accidental duplication and most of all splitting into sub-domains.
As I stated in another thread - google is full of crap. Their guide to building a better site (to help pandalized sites) is just something to make people feel that they have some 'control' over the Pandalty - but you don't and you can't recover. Ever. Once you are hit, you are done.
Once you have been Pandalized there is no return. You may make steps toward "what looks like" recovery, but that is just the 500+ other algo changes that are happening over time. Once it is time for Panda to come, you will be stomped down again. Panda has no connection to the other algorithms. They are independent. But there is no recovery from the panda.
And for those who claim recovery - I seriously doubt they were ever actually hit by Panda... maybe something else, but not panda OR they were manually corrected (*cough*cultofmac*cough*) - but google does claim that manual correction never occurs.
I bet all of hubpages authors (good and bad) were hurt on their new subdomains. Be interested in hearing from anyone hit by Panda 1.0 that "recovered" that still claims to be recovered today.