GeraniumV - 2:03 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
What I've seen is that the link buyers have been replaced with key word/phrase stuffers. I've lost about 30% of google organic. On muy biggest phrase, for which I was position 6 and earned me around 100 google visitors I am now on page 2 position 2. The top 3 - the cleanest and oldest were untouched. The guys who were in 4 and 5 and big link buyers are on page 2 and 3 below me. What is funny is the replacements in the top 10 all have all or some of the folowing
1) Hidden text - so badly done that it is almost laughable.
2) alt and title tag abuse
3) Super high concentrations of the same key phrase.
I even saw one with meta tags content=<i>key phrase</i>, author=<i>key phrase</i>,