FredOPC - 8:28 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
Supercyberbob: Here's what I think. I think Google has been holding off on this update for a long time because they knew what the effects would be. Sure, they'll get rid of A LOT of content farms. But, by looking for "low quality" signals, there was definitely going to be some sites that were VERY seriously hit that it just didn't make sense to devalue. I think that's why they held off so long. Perhaps now they decided they just have to bite the bullet and see how things shake out.
I am hoping there is some way to re-establish site-wide credibility for small sites that are not spam. I'm sure this has to do with links, and from the sounds of others on here, it might have to do with a in-link-quality-to-total-page-count ratio.
We will press forward. We fortunately have some savings. But man, is this a bummer for so many small publishers across so many niches that just got pummeled today. Personally, every other blogger I know, save for two of them, got hit big time today. That is a huge hit. Huge.