skweb - 4:33 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I can also confirm that one of my websites got a big jump this past weekend. Background: About 3k indexed pages, about 350 daily visitors, not Pandalized Feb'11 but traffic continued to go down in subsequent Panda updates to about 150. During this one year period, I did not publish even one new page and basically abandoned it since the income was very small and at one time I had even sold paid links on this domains (I made my money while it lasted and did not care that G would not like it). And now despite making zero changes (I do not think that I have gained any good links) since Panda started, it is back with a bang and I am ranking for dozens of highly desirable keywords.
Google is so messed up and Panda has been nothing but a disaster. My excellent sites that are of the highest quality and brought $100,000 plus a year in AdSense are suffering while bad websites like this one and other content farms are thriving.
Has G abandoned search altogether and getting obsessed with social media?