Asia_Expat - 3:19 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Seriously, this is what I'm seeing too. I'm profoundly aware of how easy it is to say this, but my site is above all totally compliant with white-hat guidelines. My pages are unique in my niche, well written, at least 400 words + and I'm now being marked down below utter cr@p, or irrelevant pages/websites... My main, most popular page is now being outranked by an ANCIENT article from 1993!
It's clear that the only way for small operations like mine to get on top is to write regurgitated thin pages, throw up a few text ads from low-ball affiliate networks, and abandon any notion of building a quality site. We should also actively seek unsolicited links... Cr@p is what the world wants... old cr@p. Let's work together with Google to make it so. We'll be rich!