Characteristics of the Google Panda AlgorithmDespite much discussion, analysis, and guesswork across hundreds of Websites, it seems that the true nature of Google’s Panda Technologytm continues to elude the algorithm chasers. Maybe it’s time for a reset in terms of what people think Panda is and represents and does. But rather than try to persuade people to accept whatever I might think or conclude, I feel it would be more productive to go down the list of things we can all easily verify about what Panda is or does. The Panda Technologytm was implemented as a document classifier A document classifier is a computer program that performs a specific function or set of functions in evaluating documents for a searchable index. A simple definition for “document classifier” might be a special program that solves a specific problem for “a document space and a set of document classes”. The Panda Technologytm appears to have helped some scraper sites I have trouble finding queries where scraper sites are outranking their original sources.