After the Google Panda update we (Creating Concepts) dropped out of search for the keyword web design from page 3 to page 30!. After spending hours of time looking into why this has happened i was studding our home page and notice the text slider on the home page had a fixed Wight of 3500px to the left of the page. Google was seeing this as hidden text and moved out of our spot.
We have created a new text carrier that does not specify wight using divs. Below is the webmaster report showing the drop and the 2 week penalty
Page 1 for “web design”
I have also notice on page one for web design Creare web design had moved down to the bottom of the page after the
this is more than anyone on this page. On day 2 of the pander update they started doing PPC as they were now at the bottom of the page.
The First change they made was there description, i felt like sending them a email saying “LOOK AT YOU TEXT SLIDER” after 2 weeks they removed the slider and moved up 3 places.
It seems that hidden text is a big no no. One more observation, i looking at Total Creation (on page one for “web design”) they have mentioned the word “design” 180 times, so looks like Google is not penalising for keywords stuffing like they said they would.