pontifex - 4:05 pm on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I refuse to jump the "thin" reason here. A page that is saying
"lady gaga - bad romance. 320kbps stereo MP3 file"
Google just underestimated the complexity of their own algo change in the long tail and how many innocent small sites will be hit by cleaning the stuff out. They did a pretty good job in many areas, but for some previously solid "thin" pages (gateways to GREAT photos, PDF downloads, video - heck even Linux disc images) their update does not fit...
By the way: I have not changed much on my site and got a very good start of the day, almost on the same level pre-farmer. Maybe that is a good sign and I will start to counteract next Monday, when I am done reading all your posts ;-) I will share my findings, then...
just 2 cents!