honestman - 1:09 am on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
@krikomoush. I quite agree. This update does not seem to be based on authority backlinks based upon my research.
Many of the clever ideas and theories expounded on the various threads seem to have some merit. I think there are clearly site-wide penalties which perhaps are being applied to those who do not deserve them. I think most of us would agree that spam in the form "content farms" is not ideal (most of us do not wish to be replaced by robots), but obviously it is not fair for those who "play by the rules" as they empirically understood them to be placed in the same boat if the content is original and valuable. Hopefully the factors used will evolve quickly and those who are seeing falling traffic will recover. Yes, there is no "entitlement," and "life is not fair," but there are thousands of days and nights devoted to putting up pages which many of us rightfully feel are valuable.
G does have a long record of being reasonably consistent, and there is a chance that big revenue producers may get whacked for no reason, which is not good for anyone.