Swebbie - 3:33 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
I put my head down and keep working on things that will make me money. When I add up all the hours I've wasted in the last 7-8 years trying to figure out Google changes, I'd probably have at least 20 more sites or 500 more pages of good content out there bringing in traffic and money.
We're all at Google's mercy, when you get right down to it, as long as we rely to any great extent on organic search traffic. Any changes you make today to counter something new Google has done might be the very thing that wrecks your rankings the next time they tweak. So I focus on producing high quality content that helps my visitors, getting links where I can, and moving forward. Any other course of action for me (as a small operation) turns out to be wheel spinning and unproductive in the long run.