alika - 11:18 am on Mar 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
is its "alt text" and description matched and or complementary to the content
It MATCHES the content exactly. Let me just say that Adsense has been good in matching its ads to the overall topic of the site. The image is not just a ploy to get Adsense to show those keywords
So if you are using stock images, or use the same image on multiple pages
I spend a lot on stock images to find one that MATCHES the content
Understand though that that is just the homepage. All the inside pages have the article start immediately after the leaderboard. I may have an image for each article, but it comes about 4-5 paragraphs within the content
This site fits the EXACT profile of one that I would think is being targeted by Panda.
Good thing Google has a VASTLY different idea of what should be penalized by Panda or not, as this site was never Pandalized.
Goodroi in the earlier pages of this thread defined sites to be affected by the above the fold as:
The Google announcement seems to be very clear that this is for extreme websites. We have all seen sites that are 90% ads and try to trick users into thinking adsense links are content links. Why would we want Google to reward these sites?
That featured image is just on the homepage, so I'll never think that the site is one of the "extreme websites" I've seen worse sites