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Some sites hit by Panda still rank well for one page and nowhere for the next page that used to rank well, and it's those that pages holding all the clues.
I saw this too. Some pages are unaffected. Like nothing has happened at all.
Some of mine escaped too - they have a stronger backlinks profile
[edited by: crobb305 at 5:53 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
[edited by: indyank at 5:53 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
[edited by: dibbern2 at 5:56 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
But what makes you people think some pages escaped? do you see any issues with those pages?
IBill was right, and I was wrong to think they were simply skipped over.
[edited by: crobb305 at 6:32 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
[edited by: indyank at 6:10 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
Another reason COULD BE, at least in my case, that the keywords which those pages ranked for, were not English dictionary words ( nouns or else ) - they were product names
[edited by: crobb305 at 6:12 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
the affiliate links utilized the product name with a Trademark symbol.
[edited by: indyank at 6:25 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2011]
Over optimization (and overlinking) can definitely be a factor of the pandalized pages, but it does still not explain why the big drop in rankings of the homepage...
Tedster proposed the idea of penalty bleeding backwards