jsherloc - 11:16 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
@danijelze, on a client site pandalyzed back in October I am seeing the same type of thing. I don't understand how they could penalize you for actually stating what the name of the product is for the image tags.
All other things considered, it almost seems like once Panda comes around, you have a giant target on your back that screams "I AM A WEBMASTER. I PROBABLY KNOW WHAT I AM DOING TO HELP MY SITES RANK WELL ON GOOGLE. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GET RID OF ME BECAUSE I MIGHT KNOW TOO MUCH. FOLLOW ME A BIT MORE CLOSELY AND PASS QUICK JUDGEMENT ON ANY SLIGHT ONPAGE AND OFFPAGE CHANGES MADE...EVEN IF I DON'T EVEN HAVE CONTROL OVER THE OFFPAGE STUFF" lol
How many words is the title? Is the actual product name very popular/competitive online? How many "exact match" searches does the product name have under Google's Keyword tool?
I have several pages on this Pandalyzed site, some still rank fairly well for their targeted terms, but MANY of the pages that were "more accurately" optimized are NOWHERE.
I would rather not use Google's tools and data to make adjustments to my site, if they are going to turn around and claim I am over-optimizing and building my site for the search engines and not the users.
Do not give me "profitable" data and suggestions if you are going to punish me for it down the line. On some sites/projects, we have started wondering whether it would be better to just not use ANY Google tools whatsoever...