MikeNoLastName - 8:14 am on Jul 16, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:11 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2013]
Regarding domain age. We have 3 domains dating back to the late 90's. The oldest, ~1996 is recently totally down and out of the rankings (1 keyword hanging on in the top 10, a number of good top 3 rank's obliterated) compared to just a month ago (we're going to start redirecting the pages to a new domain tomorrow to see if they come back). The second oldest, from around 1997-8 has stayed about the mediocre same (2 mundane top-3 keywords). The latest ~1999, is going bonkers-ballistic in rebounding from Panda 1.0/2.0 death. It's almost like the old days: pick any keyword and combine it with our main niche keyword and via one of our internal pages or home page, we ARE BACK THERE in the top 1-30 (compared to 300-1000 the last two years)!
Noticing a couple of the keywords on the latest domain which jumped into the top 5-30 the last few days are now softening and dropping 5-20%, but some additional OLD keywords still jumping up from 1000+ to top 20-100 today. Nothing like Xmas in July!
As someone mentioned, it IS like a great gray penalty, that we've been trying to allude for the last 2 years, has been lifted. Now at least we can dedicate more time back to creating NEW content and competing fairly with our competitors to optimize our pages like normal sites.
[edit reason] removed overly specific market area [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:11 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2013]