tedster - 6:50 pm on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
@elsewhen Help me out on this - I'm not quite following the logic.
I don't see any "black or white" aspect to the Farm update changes - pages are affected to many different degrees, and even within one site, some pages can go up while others go down.
As I see it, even if weak pages do help drag down good pages on the site, it still seems to me that addressing the "Biggest Loser" pages first makes very good sense. Otherwise a webmaster would just be lost in the swamp and throw up their hands.
In other words, even though there is a site-wide component at work, the greatest power of the update is focused at individual URLs.