mhansen - 8:57 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I wish it were all that easy, but I think you also need to factor in:
- Niche Market
- Demand Volume
In one of the markets I tend to play in, its now being Owned by MFA sites, where 6-8 months ago, or BP, (Before Panda) there were NO MFA sites in the top 20 serp's. There have been little to no changes with each new Panda rollout.
This leads me to think it may be related to this patent: [webmasterworld.com...] in a lateral sense, to filter low-demand or low-result content out of the Panda algo, until it becomes mainstream at the content farm level.
If its a tight niche market OR a market with low amount of relevant content for query > don't pandalize, otherwise, measure and rank against panda algo.