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[edited by: Nano at 10:38 pm (utc) on Apr 16, 2011]
It's not really a new thing, but it's gotten more strict.
They have articles that are duplicated all around the web, I believe many of there press releases are scraped from other sites.
@Walkman: Will do. Funny thing that just occurred to me. We work closely with the Google Products team where they use our product user reviews and professional reviews. This update would affect the amount of reviews they get from us as traffic increases. Would also be ironic if we are getting penalized for duplicate content for having reviews on both Google Products and DT (although I doubt that).
I don't think we should pay much attention to PRNewswire, they are a syndication service so all their stuff is massively duplicated... since the whole purpose of their site is to publish things and get them duplicated.
@brinked "google does not use bounce rate, I have stated many times I wish they did!
How do you know this & that it is definitively true for Panda? No one knows what factors are used in the new algo to determine ratings in the SERPS.