dickbaker - 8:33 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't see why all these people think they were entitled to high rankings in google. To me, many of them seem to be ranking about WHERE THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN RANKING ALL ALONG.
Well, for years--or even for over a decade--Google thought these sites deserved high rankings. If the sites weren't ranking well, and the owners wanted them to, the owners would have taken steps to make them rank well (which most of us did).
I wish the rules here allowed me to walk you through some of the results I'm tracking across different niches. I don't think you'd be so flippant with your remarks.