Google has made a number of changes with Panda over the last year, and seems to continue to do so. SearchEngineLand.com reports that the Panda update has not only affected small businesses but large ones as well. Legitimate content farms like About.com (which the New York Times sold for $300 million to IAC), Associated Content (bought by Yahoo for $100 million), LookSmart (bought from CNet.com in 2007) HubPages and other big-name sites were hurt with Google's Panda algorithm. In other words, Google, the company that provided many online businesses with their source of income, is now taking that income away from many legitimate businesses. What their real "angle" or "game" is currently remains unknown.
We recently came across across a unique, lightweight content management system (CMS) where all data is handled by XML files. This CMS is called Get-Simple.
Get-Simple is not as feature-rich or robust at CMSs like Wordpress or Drupal, but it's easy to set up, theme and edit. Get-Simple is relatively limited in features. However, it requires no MySQL database and is already looks like it has the basic array of materials for a CMS. It has a photo gallery, basic shopping cart, SEO plugin, custom SEO-friendly URLs, a WYSIWYG editor, an XML sitemap, a contact form, and more. It’s also very easy to theme from any HTML theme you choose. What’s more is that it loads very fast.