aristotle - 10:23 am on Aug 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
And second, remember that your site may be in a very different situation than the sites whose success stories you read about. You history affects your present situation and it has for several years.
Can you say a little more about this? Do you mean that Google might allow certain sites to get away with some violations of its guidelines, but penalize other sites for the same violations?