kidder - 3:10 am on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I can report some sudden drops in rankings after some "marketing" or link building. Its recent and so far none of the sites have gone back up in rankings. One site in particular has been on page 1 for a few years and is now on page 57... Its been over a week so I'm thinking its a slap rather than a dance. I guess the next step might be to test the theory on some of my competitors websites to see if we can bump them down as well.... hmmmm The problem we all have is that "natural" linking does not work when your up against black hat, I can understand webmasters fighting fire with fire, the problem is you end up risking your brands rankings and reputation.