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[edited by: tedster at 3:43 am (utc) on May 9, 2012]
I think page similarity & reuse of language could be an issue with Panda. I definitely do not suspect any of our sites are impacted by Penguin.
Could it be that your language is too salesy or not salesy enough for the subject? I'm wondering if what you describe is the wrong mix of stop words. Too much or two little first person you, your. ie talking direct or not talking direct enough to the reader.
Whatever it is, it is not over. But I don't believe there's anything wrong with starting to bail your boat before the full extent of the storm is apparent.
@snowman - There is indeed an element of risk. But as long as what I'm doing is moving me towards tighter compliance with the guidelines I feel less concerned about unpleasant surprises.
Is Google actually updating new pages?
[edited by: mhansen at 3:32 pm (utc) on May 1, 2012]
It predates the internet. Impressive! I am guessing that was 1992 :).
Anyone else seeing a lot of Google testing today?
It's almost like Google is testing a new index and the difference between the old and new is quite significant.
I see subtle differences all the time. I'm talking about a big change. I saw this in Analytics. It wasn't isolated to one term, suddenly we were getting a lot of referrals on very different terms. (One's we used to rank well on before Panda.)