tedster - 8:19 pm on Jun 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I feel that Exit Rate can be extremely useful in identifying area to "fix" for Panda, especially if you haven't been looking at it and responding to it all along. I don't feel it's something that is directly in the Panda algorithm. So I'm not surprised that some websites impacted by Panda might not show very high Exit Rates on most pages.
I think the key is that Google is trying to measure user dissatisfaction, weak content created just to get the keywords out there, or content that is essentially superficial, not distinctive or uniquely strong. Looking at your own user data should be a goad in may cases - something to bounce you out of just loving everything you've already got online.
We've got to get beyond looking at merely technical fixes and consider that it's all about engaging our visitors for real. If Exit Rate data doesn't focus you on those kind of website issues, then that's the way it is for your site - and you really do have a challenge to understand why Panda hurt you.