to start, some of you may know that I'(along with a lot of you) are fight back at thePanda. Those of you who are members can see here: [webmasterworld.com
as i've been outlining some if the measures ive taken to try to recover.
One thing i keep coming across is moving parts or all of the affected site to a sub-domain. I understand that it is widely believed that this is a temporary fix. But it's x-mas and to be frank, I'm getting desperate.
My question is, if i were to test a few categories out using this method, how long would it take google to crawl and reindeer these pages? is there a general time for sub-domains with 301's from the original pages or is it pretty much just like any new pages that we may add to our site that would be indexed usually within a 24 hour period?
Also, i haven't read anything about negative effects of this kind of action, just that it is temporary. Is this correct or am i missing something? For instance, if it works, then reverts back to bad rankings, could i then not just remove the sub-domain pages and go pack to using the original pages OR simply just leave the sub-domain pages and continue the fight?
Again, to be frank, If we lose this x-mas season, that would be a hit i don't think we could recover from so im reaching out for a list ditch effort here. I've already contacted my developer to find out what size job this might be and just how complicate it is (I have no clue). but we don't do much these days without consulting a large group of people like yourselves.