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I took a look at a few patents and now it's getting all clear
While sites I haven't touched for 2 years that I couldn't give a crap about have been given a boost.
"Document Scoring Based on Link-Based Criteria" filed on Nov. 30, 2006
"Document Scoring Based on Traffic Associated With a Document" filed on Nov. 30, 2006
"System and method for modulating search relevancy using pointer activity monitoring" filed on July 13, 2010
Do you mean that the Panda demoted sites have proportionally more outbound links, or that they have proportionally fewer outbound links?
Are you saying that some sub domains of About and WebMd gained , some lost? I have been trying to find out the impact of Panda on subdomains.
I’ve been watching folks post about template design, colors, ad placement, adsense, background colors and missing certifications. I don’t think that this stuff has much to do with the change.
Sixty-two sites moved up and 58 moved down significantly in the category. That's a lot of movement in the top 200 sites. In all we’re working with 120 sites.
But what about the sites that DIDN'T move significantly?
...results do not disprove our suppositions
The whole user behavior aspect of Panda is the most promising theory so far.
Just checked hubpages in quantcast(directly measured), they are still down. I did not see any significant change in my traffic either. Anyway, crobb305 congrats
In addition, this change also goes deeper into the “long tail” of low-quality websites to return higher-quality results where the algorithm might not have been able to make an assessment before. The impact of these new signals is smaller in scope than the original change: about 2% of U.S. queries are affected by a reasonable amount, compared with almost 12% of U.S. queries for the original change.
Sites like hubpages will never move up as long as panda is active.The kind of content on their site is total crap. And a huge percentage of it is scraped. But if they move up leaving others behind, only god can save google.
[edited by: crobb305 at 5:57 pm (utc) on Apr 28, 2011]