getcooking - 12:44 am on Jul 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Would anyone else that got hit (or not got hit or even improved) share what is your site generally is about?
Non EMD information site (US), technically UGC but 80% of submitted material is rejected and goes through a major editing process prior to publication. User metrics have been improving over the past few months. Was hit with Panda 1.0 and every iteration after. Took another 7-12% drop (unsure where it's going to settle) with this latest change starting on 7/26. Minor relaxing of downgrade happening this afternoon but still down over previous weeks. Prior to Panda 1.0 in 2011 we were a big player (top 1000 websites according to comScore). At this point NONE of the panda improvements we've made have had any impact. Still waiting for the round of noindexing to be taken into account so I can't say whether they have or haven't worked. Also, the only penalty/whatever we've ever been hit with is Panda - nothing prior. Been online since August 1995.
Fingers crossed for the August update!