indyank - 3:49 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
So - what your telling me - is Panda hit me because my site lost authority?
No. Panda might be the reason for your loss of authority. Off-course no one other than Google algos know how "Authority" is arrived at. One tradition element is "links". So if the algorithmic update looked at links differently or devalued certain kinds of links, it might result in loss of authority. But again, don't jump on me saying that someone is suggesting links were the cause of loss of authority and hence Pandalization. I am just saying it is just one element (and not necessarily the only element) used in arriving at "Authority". Well, this is something beyond the visible PR. I know examples of sites that still has the same good visible PR, but has lost authority since Psnda. It could also be that with these algorithmic updates, several new elements are now contributing to "Authority" than just links. google will definitely not let anyone know what all elements contribute to "Authority".
This is a full circle mess. People are now suggesting that your site lost authority, and therefore the scrapers outrank you. That's to suggest that you are in the wrong and that you have something to fix. It's to assume that the algo isn't a fault here. That's a damn big assumption to make.
No,no, no. I never suggested that Frost_Angel or the webmaster of any other site affected by algo. changes are in the wrong. It is a completely wrong interpretation. What I am saying is scrapers outranking your site for your content is a symptom of "loss of authority". So pls. don't create a mess.