Whitey - 10:21 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Whitey at 10:54 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2012]
Very early estimates make me think his update will be a lot easier to decipher.
EMD's have been hit , but not specifically targeted. Which makes me believe that the authority for an EMD requires more than it used to. Good backlink profiles, and/or a legitimate brand association, plus "Panda" quality of content would seem a must for survivial.
Panda is shockingly hard to decipher, which throws an unknown into the equation.
Any rankings achieved through the excessive use of "shady" links and/or with similar anchor texts seems to have been effected.
It seems to be URL/page specific based, so the "shady" backlinks would appear to have been discounted and applied to some sort of penalty per page. In turn this could effect the whole site - but i can't see anything one way or the other on that yet. It would be good to have inputs on this to support or debunk the theory of the page specifc based theory.
Is there any evidence at this stage to suggest excessive internal linking has been hit?
@Gshaughn - your post crossed mine. I think your observations look pretty solid to me.
[edited by: Whitey at 10:54 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2012]