gyppo - 12:30 am on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
The main issue I have with Panda is that it can impact an entire site for bad content elsewhere, rather than evaluating content at a page level & applying the algorithm to each page individually.
This is a major design flaw (one which I assume is due to the sheer size of data that needs to be calculated). But, until this happens any high quality content we have is getting superseded by the fact there's some low quality content or structure "somewhere" on our sites.
There's quite a few problems this causes:
- Webmasters don't know what to fix & which pages are likely causing issues
- People are frantically moving content to subdomains purely because Google has released a sub-par algorithm
- A tweak in the algo seems to have profound results (i.e. massive demotions or massive promotions), this wouldn't happen if it was looking at a page level.
Anyway, that's my two cents. I think if Google can progress Panda enough to evaluate individual pages on their own merits things will become a lot more stable & we will know a bit more about where we stand (and what to do about it).