ScubaAddict - 7:07 pm on Mar 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Typically, the daily Google algo changes effect pages of a website independently. Some can go up and some down on the same day, some changes are small and some are large.
You can differentiate Panda from the "daily grind" by date of the change (was it a day panda occured?), the amount of traffic lost (not necessarily # of ranking positions lost), and that loss is usually a large portion of a sites pages - if not the entire website.
I don't mean to mislead you in any way, in fact I just butted in so you didn't mislead anyone else with:
"You didn't get hit by Panda if you're in the top 10." & "The main point I'm trying to make is you're not seeing a huge drop going from 1 to 10 in any way."
Because that statement is false and can mislead others. I do agree, however, that many people throw around the term Panda as a generalization of any loss to traffic or ranking - which will only mislead themselves.