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A number of Google-watchers feel that user metrics play a big part in Panda. If that's the case, then there may well be a long delay while user metrics show the kind of signals that Google is comfortable with as signs of quality.
I have been doing some testing with links and content. Google seems to be holding me back for the kw's that bring in the traffic. But for kw's that have low competition and no traffic I can rank easily and quickly.
I have heard about good new backlinks helping to lift pandalyzed sites.
I have heard about good new backlinks helping to lift pandalyzed sites
So it is my belief that Google gave up rating content and pages and added something to rely mostly on site stats. So a 'good site' even if it has pages that relatively suck they will more than outrank one with very good content. User metrics cannot be better than the sites that crashed in April and May, if you calculate them per page.
Like others I am investing $$$$$s in developing new and better content
Matt Cutts @tomcritchlow short version is that it's not data that's updated daily right now. More like when we re-run the algorithms to regen the data.
Talk about playing poker in the dark with some folks seeing their life savings dwindle and the clock ticking away.
[edited by: walkman at 11:18 pm (utc) on May 24, 2011]
But escaping from Panda does not appear to be about removing some violation, it's about creating some new factor that registers positively in this algorithm. So I don't think the penalty model is a fruitful way to think about the challenge and how to meet it. Not all ranking drops are penalties - and they never were.