turbocharged - 3:26 pm on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
besnette, Panda was originally designed to address content farms/scrapers. Assuming your site does not fall into these categories, one can deduce that Panda is being morphed into a more aggressive beast for possible integration into Google's primary algorithm.
Of the sites I manage, those that have benefited the most are those that are well branded. Impacting the ranks of such sites would have a negative impact on Google Search users, and I think Google is wise to this which is why they have manually *whitelisted* some Pandalized sites in the past. One thing the successful sites I manage have in common is that their most searched for keyword in Google are their lawfully registered business names and not the products/services they sell.
Panda supposedly gives greater weight to user actions. However, I am left believing that the only user action Google truly ranks well in the end are those actions that result in money flowing to Google, a Google Adwords advertised website or those websites which spend millions with Google annually. In the end the only metric that matters to Google is how much money can be stuffed into their cash register. After all, they are a publicly traded business. They answer to shareholders and not to the public at large.