petehall - 7:17 pm on Apr 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have heard where people thought they could recover from a Panda/Penguin hit by 301ing to to a different domain and using the same content only to find out later they just "ran through" another domain, because the original domain wasn't the reason they got hit, so moving didn't fix the issue and they ended up in the same place again.
Which means its possible to build a total spam site to try and get every penalty under the sun, then 301 it at your competitors most searched term. I think the off site penalties have to end. Discount the links but do not penalise as it's ridiculous! This is much like the war on illegal drugs and they will never stop it. And, as far as I am aware there is no way you can pass on a Panda penalty but obviously if you used the same content the penalty would eventually catch up... as that's what they are looking to penalise.
@TOI have you had much experience with Penguin penalties? I believe they are keyword and page specific, so the penalty doesn't affect the rest of the site anyway. In other words the damage is very localised and will not spread.