netmeg - 5:46 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I seriously wish that google (panda in particular) screws wheel's and netmeg's sites, so we will then be able to learn how they go about tackling them. Seriously. Their sites need to be kissed by panda for the benefit of webmasters.
For me, if I want to be algo proof (or close as one could get - nothing is certain) it starts with the business model. I don't get into niches or business models where I don't think I stand a damn good chance of knocking it out of the park anymore. And I don't take on clients who have business models that can't knock it out of the park (or are at least willing to adapt to it) Life is too short. I've spent too much of it banging my head against walls. There is a lot of untapped potential. It took me decades to learn to focus on what's there and not on what's not.
(And yes, I too am a firm believer of multiple sites, multiple channels, and never ever ever putting all eggs in one or even two baskets)