canuckseo - 5:48 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
My sites are showing improvements. Some history of what I've done - I have about 100 sites all geo-specific. Layout is the same, content is geo-specific. Some sites have had link building, most sites had content re-writing, 2 sites i didn't do. Some of my observations:
Let's start with the 2 sites i didn't do anything with - my "control" sites - starting Thursday they started showing modest improvements - 4% and 9% increase in traffic.
Sites with new links but no new content - larger improvments - 10-15% (this is the next smallest group of sites)
The largest group of sites all had most of their thin content rewritten they are showing on average 3-5% increase in traffic
Sites with links and Content showing 8-10% increase.
The increases i'm measuring are small - This past Thursday - Saturday compared to previous Thursday to Saturday.
I know it's a short duration but it does show increases across the board for various tests. I will post more as the days go on.
The 2 sites that had no changes had no changes because they sailed through all panda updates but the last one - thats why i didn't change them however they both suffered a bit in the August update.
I also noticed a lot of my big brand searches that got hit back on the second iteration of Panda are starting to recover. We lost 90-95% of our brand searches on panda2 but i'm seeing huge (100-300%) increases in these brand searches these past few days.