Dead_Elvis - 7:21 pm on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
tedster, you explained my thoughts exactly.
Sitting and waiting for this algo to change seems the most risky move of all. I see no reason to believe my pages are just going to start ranking again out of the blue.
Taking into consideration the fact that the "Farmer" algo appears to be bringing down good pages as well, I have to assume that it will do the most damage to what it considers truly "bad" pages... hence I've only removed those pages with massive falls in the SERPS; my working assumption being that those pages which only fell a small amount are more likely to be collateral damage.
For my experiment I only removed pages that had fallen massively in the SERPS -- those in the 50, 100, 200, and 300 range.