Onders - 6:11 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
Soapystar - don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to challenge you, I'm merely trying to find out the reasoning behind your comments.
Your observations about Bigdaddy are particularly interesting, and it sounds as if a lot of white hat SEO's must be hitting their heads against the wall! Especially if sites that have spammed are climbing.
With regards to the glitch - I totally agree about building a quality site with good content. I think (no, correction, I hope) that this is what every webmaster is trying to attain. What I was trying to convey, is that if you have been knocked down the rankings panicing is not the way forward as it could just as easily be some kind of knob adjusting, as you call it. Doing what you know Google likes and carrying on doing it has got to be a positive step.
By the way, I wasn't guessing or assuming your rankings had dropped - it was a question about what you would do if they had, no assumption involved!