smithaa02 - 2:43 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Personal site here has lost about 70% of query views according to webmaster tools. Frustrating as this is a very seo organic site with no advertising and a large amount of entirely originally written content that is popular with the people who do find my site.
Disturbing if the trend here is for google (as near as I can tell) to favor big corporations, 'name brand', and government sites over the small independents...the web is a success in part because it allowed the latter to have its voice heard over the former who dominated normal channels of communication in the pre-web era.
That's the problem with google targeted seo manipulators...they do such a good job of mimicking legit sites, that to punish them equates into the good guys as well.