buddhu - 10:33 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not actually a new user, I just don't talk much...
I've seen flux most days since 2.5 hit. We had been Panda-free until 2.5.
We dropped from #1 for our main, high volume, trophy keyword. We stayed page 1, but have wobbled between positions #2 and #9 over the last few days.
Some gains and some losses for other key phrases, but the boss obsesses over the trophy term, so life is frustrating just now. So much flux that it will be difficult to make judgements and decisions until it settles more. A particularly notable shuffle over last night saw us drop again to #8 for the top phrase. The sites outranking us are thinner and in Internet and real world terms are less substantial businesses.
Ours is a specialist niche, but so far as there is a top brand, we're it.
In common with some others, we have seen a neglected second site (few updates and no link building for the last 18 months) gain and in some cases outrank the main site.
I used to think pandas were cute and cuddly. If I met one now I'd punch the sucker.