potentialgeek - 10:24 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
This is the best news to come from MC for awhile, as it means there is no permanent demotion. However, like almost everything he says, the devil is in the details. My guess is, once you crash & burn, it takes MUCH more to get back into position again, as opposed to a newer site that has not fallen from grace.
The conclusion after experiments done by Search Engine Watch [webmasterworld.com...] is that there's a higher bar to get out of Pandalization.
I've heard that Google is so pleased with the success of Panda they doubt there will ever be another major update. They only need to tweak Panda from now on. This could explain why they are under strict orders not to divulge the secrets of Panda. Cutts and others have been extremely tight-lipped about Panda - arguably more so than any other major update in the company's history.