ortelius - 4:11 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think it could be useful to start off a fresh thread with a sharper focus on what's really going on (as opposed to commiseration and misery loves company commentary).
Totally agree. We all got devastated, and right now the causes seem all over the map. Time to shake off the hangovers and get scientific about how we can analyze this and learn what to do.
I have no confidence Google is going to tweak this in our favor. More than anything, I think this was massive PR effort by Google to show the world, and Wall Street, they are serious about cleaning up spam. Clearly, it backfired to a big degree. But we are collateral damage. I doubt Google is going to put too much time into helping us.
Time to figure out the best approach to reverse engineer this mess ourselves.