Leosghost - 11:38 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Agreed, as we did previously ;-)
A lot of webmasters do not feel like they are doing anything wrong. They feel they have the best site in the world and there is no reason why google should have hit them.
To paraphrase a frequent comment of netmeg's.."people forget who is driving the bus" ..it isn't the publishers, nor the site owners, nor even the advertisers, in reality its the users..and Google looked at the sites through the eyes of many many users ..and then built panda..and as ted said the time for "slippery" is gone..
Now Google is more "in sync" with the users than it ever was ..and is refining and trying to get closer ,"preview" was the beginning, and now a lot of A/B/C etc, testing and cycling is occurring, every day ..
People can spot "made to get ad clicks" or "exist just to run ads" in a heartbeat ..now so can Google...almost exactly.