Planet13 - 9:30 pm on Mar 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for posting your story. I am sorry to hear about the collapse of your business, but I am very glad to hear that you landed on your feet.
for the sake of education, could you share more details about what kind of site you ran? Was it ecommerce? Was it informational? Was it social? How was it monetized?
In your opinion, why did it become a victim of Panda? was it duplicate content? thin content? Scraped content? None of the above?
And when you were hit, what did you try to do to do to remove the Panda penalty / filter?
Not trying to make moral judgements here. I am just hoping that we can get a better idea of what it is that Panda really likes to punish so that others don't become victims.
Thanks in advance and glad to hear that you are doing well.