EditorialGuy - 12:18 am on Jul 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I can understand what your saying but if your using a mobile device and there is no mobile version it can be a poor user experience
Yes, and that's why Google is taking the mobile experience into account for mobile search.
From what I can determine is that perhaps there are some new signals they are analyzing to check if a site should be in Panda.
Yep. That's exactly what Google said in announcing the update:
"In the last few days we’ve been pushing out a new Panda update that incorporates new signals so it can be more finely targeted."
One question that hasn't been answered is whether Panda, like Penguin 2.0, will become more "granular" as it continues to evolve. From a user's perspective, does it make sense to lower rankings across a site because Google thinks one part of the site is "thin" or otherwise not up to Google's standards? Mightn't it be more reasonable (and better for users) to make quality judgments at the page or directory level?