Planet13 - 5:12 pm on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Was this before or after the 5 page drop for 9 months for all major keywords? :)
Hey, it could have been coincidence! Maybe google was just "broken" during that time, and after 9 months, it came to its senses?!?!?! ;)
In all seriousness, a nine month penalty does seem like google is NOT satisfied with simply "devaluing" purchased links, as some have postulated on this board in the past.
And if that is the case, then I would imagine that google bowling is alive and well.