walkman - 4:43 pm on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Plenty of Fish changed the name to pof.com [alexa.com...] , no real traffic loss.
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.
Totally agree and have it said before, they have increased the acceptable margin of error. They make sure that no big names are caught (or fixed fast when that happens) and give a huge middle finger to the rest. They disclaim any responsibility to be careful, even though they are in monopoly territory. We need 4-5 engines spread equally, that's the bottom line, no advice is going to help you beat Panda.
Don't buy their "SERPs are so much better now," for most searches the first organic results in in reality #4 or even #5 after ads.