frontpage - 2:35 am on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google can't make manual changes to the update
Sure they can. It has been already publicly revealed that Google can and does manually alter search results.
Why we've been upgraded, I have no idea. Google's head of spam, Matt Cutts, tweeted me yesterday, saying Google had likely seen my post and would get it resolved. And Wired.com published a story about us today after speaking to a Google Fellow Amit Singhal. But the changes were already in place early this morning, which makes me think Google is slowly tweaking its algorithm to get better results. I've asked Cutts for an explanation, and will post up if/when I get a reply.
Here is evidence of Google Matt Cutts reaching out to CultofMac that they would take care of their search results problem. The rest of the world can pound sand I guess.