Tallon - 7:49 pm on Apr 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
--Text above fold: doesn't seem to make a difference, I'm watching one blogger with a header taking up 90% of the above fold space, all you can see above fold is the header, post title and advertising. No rankings loss on the keywords I watch, some bumped up.
--Sidebars loaded with crap, lots of "sponsors", "i've been seen on" and "featured on" banners (sometimes more than a dozen)
--Blog link parties at least weekly (both hosting and participating)
--Sponsored contests at least twice a month (looking for inbounds, tweets and facebook likes)
--All the ones I'm watching with the above are heavily involved in social media.
I'm not kidding, I think this algo tweak is gobbling up social media influence like candy. Forget about seo conferences, time to go to mommy blogging conferences (monthly) to network and shake it like a prom queen.