chrism - 8:39 am on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 1:21 pm (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]
We've completely wiped a domain that's been hit and written some content that is unique, valuable and innovative (based on some research we've done over recent months. This was intended to be premium content for a membership site we run, however I want to know quite simply whether removing a Pandalyzed site and replacing the content will make any difference whatsoever. The new site has a completely new design, new navigational structure, new content. The only thing that survives is the domain itself. We've even been careful not to replicate any URL's other than the homepage, so we can't inadvertantly integrate anything backlink related.
I've posted before that my gut feeling is that a Panda iteration means the scoring criteria itself is changing, not the score our site receives against that scale. How those criteria could possibly be validated on the scale of the Internet is beyond me, but perhaps that is not something Google cares about. If the results as a whole get better for the majority of searches that's good enough, even if some sites are as good as removed from the SERPS until such time that the criteria are regenerated and the site no longer gets caught in the net.
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[edited by: tedster at 1:21 pm (utc) on Oct 1, 2011]