My site is a UK website offering information and advice about furniture, fashion and collectables for the 50s to the 80s.
I've noticed a significant fall in searches from the US. If I look at Search Queries in webmaster tools, the drop co-incides exactly with 23 February, the date of the Panda update in the US.
I’m not convince that these stats are correct, but traffic from the US has fallen by about 40% and traffic to the site has dropped overall by about 15%. I’ve also noticed that most of my images have disappeared from relevant image searches in the UK, to be replaced by our images appearing on other sites. (There is a separate post about this on in the search/ranking section).
The majority of our traffic is from the UK, so I’m dreading this change rolling out to the UK. I completely agree with the objective to eliminate content farms and low value content. However, www.retrowow.co.uk is about as far is it possibly could be from a content farm.
Retrowow - is 100% my own work. It contains no content from other sites and no duplicate content. Yes we do use adsense and other affiliate programmes, but our level of adverts is by no means excessive. In fact your adsense team told me I was missing out on the chance to add 413 new adsense adverts to the site!
I've refused numerous offers to accept money for linking to other sites. I've never participated in any SEO schemes. Almost all the articles are my own research. We have accepted about 3 guest articles out of 300+ pages.
Please take a look. I am sure a human would not see the site as a content farm. It is intended to give useful and accurate information to collectors and anyone interested in the retro furniture, fashion and social history from the second half of the twentieth century.