serenoo - 9:52 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's a good point -- for every report we have here of rankings not changing, there could be a dozen other sites that made changes and saw an immediate impact.
Too much speculation, not enough data...
one week ago I changed template. Removed about 20 thin pages. Removed my directory and grouping the outbound links in only one link page. Removed the h2 text on all pages (so all pages now do not have a sub-title row). I validated many pages. I removed google adsense from all English pages. I changed some text.
Results? Nothing happened: I did not lose visitors and I did not gain visitors. I am invisible to Google.