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1) Is there a ratio of low-quality pages to high quality pages? In other words, what if we delete 8,000 pages but left several low quality pages on the site - would we still be hit by Panda? How does the algo work?
2) Is it better to delete from the oldest to the newest or does it matter? I am not sure it matters, but I was thinking that if Google crawls from newest to oldest, the SE will notice the difference quicker.
3) My wife and I see things a little differently. I delete articles even if they got one or two visits over the last nine months. She wont, if it had one visit she keeps it. Who is right? I don't want to have to go through this process again if it isn't fixed the first time around.
Certainly, that's the case if you contrast the advice of those who have recovered, with the discussions of those who haven't.
I think that people who have been testing Panda solutions would agree to deleting/no-indexing as much of the site as possible... or even starting over.
Dan01 I would never just delete a page I would 301 the page to another page on the site that has the same or very like content. Do you want 1000 or how many pages you delete 404's. There was a rule a long time ago never just delete a page we call this linkrot, and not something I would do.
You can as suggested noindex them but if the pages are duplicate in nature I prefer to 301 them myself