proboscis - 7:36 pm on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
Okay, I'll take a carefully planned middle road.
At this point a portion of the reworked pages along with new pages are in the index. About 2/3 remain noindexed.
The quality of the initial pages is good, but I think the type of content is bad (in Google's opinion). It a subject guide for research, so basically just lists of links. They're links to authoritative resources on specific subjects that you can't find by just doing a search but still that's not good enough anymore. Right?
I have another site that has thrived with Panda and continues to do well while I do nothing. So I'm switching to that type of content which is (hopefully) thoughtful well written information. Maybe it's important that the user finds what they're looking for on the page rather than a collection of links to what they're looking for.
My good links should still be good but it's an old site that was popular back in the day, so lots of scraping and lots of low quality links too.
Am I on the right track?