robdwoods - 6:00 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not trying to pick a fight. Just clarifying that I'm not espousing following the Google party line at all. I'm saying that this algo update was completely predictable and as such sites needed to take steps to mitigate the damage before it happened. There are other changes coming that are predictable as well and you also need to take steps to mitigate any damage now, not after the update happens. I'm saying to do what works, and what's going to keep working, not just to follow Google's guidelines.