Joost wrote, "they’ve returned on almost all of their important keywords. Just by unblocking Google from spidering their CSS and JS."
Well, I have an issue with this for a couple reasons:
(2) I haven't seen enough evidence from the community to prove this to work.
The truth is, a lot of sites that may have benefited or took a hit from Panda 4 actually saw reversals a week ago (last weekend). We have a story on that over here. So something did happen with Panda 4 but Google would not chime in about that.
Robert Charlton, moderator of WebmasterWorld, wrote in the WebmasterWorld thread:
This kind of association is entirely consistent with algorithmic changes I've seen over the years, where Google has been quick to make use of a capability that we first see in a reporting feature.
What do you think?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
Update: Have somewhat a response on this from Google, new story over here.