Mal_Jones - 7:29 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
I hope they have some very sophisticated methods for ensuring that a site hasn't been targeted by a take-down campaign.
Chaps you seem to missing the point here. Google has taken over a year to build this new algo and has now set it loose in the UK and other English sites. The fact is the algo is taking out legitimate sites as well as rubbish sites but to counteract this negative Google is asking for feedback. This algo is stated by Google to be a learning algo so why not help them along by giving them feedback. I very much doubt if you block a domain this will have a difference on sites rank alone, but if many block a domain then I believe that website would be worthy of a manual visit by Google anti spam team. Once the reported data is collected they can tweek the algo which I believe will release many sites that have wrongly lost traffic in this update.
Think about this , if you were to build a brand new site that had thousands of pages would you not ask your visitors to report bugs in the site?
Anyway ,to Finish for the evening I would just like to make it clear that none of my sites have been affected by this Panda update or any other updates since Google was launched. Maybe I'm one step ahead of google or just plain lucky but I feel for those legitimate site owners that are experiencing a massive drop in traffic period.