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JohnW
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Hi Happy,
As Tiggerito said, Panda is concerned with “thin content”. It is also about “duplicate content”.

What you may want to do is use the rel=”author” meta tag to establish ownership of your page content.

You must publish original content then you can protect it.

Google’s instructions:

This won’t help if you are scraping or duplicating content.

Some other Google info you should read:

Affiliate programs”Our Webmaster Guidelines advise you to create websites with original content that adds value for users. This is particularly important for sites that participate in affiliate programs. Typically, affiliate websites feature product descriptions that appear on sites across that affiliate network. As a result, sites featuring mainly content from affiliate networks can suffer in Google’s search rankings…”

Getting SEO Value From Your Affiliate Links”Google has traditionally sought to not pass value across links that appear to be affiliate based.”

“Matt Cutts: Typically, we want to handle those sorts of links appropriately. A lot of the time, that means that the link is essentially driving people for money, so we usually would not count those as an endorsement.”

Regs,
JohnW