---- 5-9 year old domains lost traffic as of May 7
incrediBILL - 9:42 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Do you think that Google has been sleeping all those 9 years? The OP seems to be doing this for atleast a few years and google just slapped him for all of his domains now?
Panda is a new algo, my entire niche got shuffled.
Whether is makes sense or not based on the past doesn't mean it isn't today's reality.
If the competitors will report the spam just like you said, there will be huge massacre.
You would think that, but I reported a notoriously cross-linked competitor once that was dominating some results in a nasty way and the result was that a handful of domains seemed to get penalized but not the primary, it's a crap shoot what happens.