In my niche, it seems that all the number 1 spots in the SERPs are taken by a single website. incredible! My google traffic has also dropped by 20-30%, but that's not the point, since i see all of you got the same flavor icecream.
It looks exactly like the wall street journal story. every major search term in my niche is completely dominated by this website. most of those terms are extremely competitive... I can't imagine how these could be proper search results.
at this point, if you search for almost anything in my niche (which is quite wide), you get the same and only website. I don't know if i'm allowed to post the url here, but i would really want to. it's preposterous!