robdwoods - 7:30 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Reno fair enough. I should have qualified my statement. I know that there's always collateral damage in an algo update like this where sites get hit that probably don't deserve it. My point was that if you weight your strategy too much to what's working right now and can reasonably predict that Google's going to change that, don't be surprised when they do change it. There are clearly site that got hit much harder than they deserved and I would fully expect Google to tweak whatever algo changes it made over the next few weeks. I do have one site that seems to have taken a bit of a hit but if I'm honest with myself, it deserved to take the hit it did. There are however a small minority who were clamoring for an algo update to fix the low quality content issue and then when it happened realized that they meant other sites, not their own.