Rhonie - 9:34 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
tedster, Way too many are worried about this, and if they take drastic steps now, it may hurt them until the next update. You will see legit sites rise in the ratings, but it takes time. Any algorithm that has ever has been written needs a tweak here and there, and just the number of sites it has to run is simply unbelievable. Googlebots are spidering the web sites at record speed and numerous times a day, but they need to share the information also across the internet. One bot in one server farm could cause the rating of a website to zoom to the top or crash to the bottom, until the others share the information. I really think that this will have a positive effect on quality websites in a couple of weeks.