MrSavage - 5:29 pm on Aug 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've had a couple minutes after fully waking up this morning. I do think that what this thread is talking about is most likely the cause of the disruption to rankings.
To say now that I've been too specific as to what my content is about? What? So, the issue now is that millions of websites made it too clear about what their content was about BECAUSE they focused on keywords? Wow. Bizarre is another word. Am I going to rewrite my content to accommodate Google mindset Aug 2011? Not a chance in hell. So Google now says to the world, guess what? Don't focus on keywords and keyword phrases. Just write content and we will decide what your page and site is all about. That's pretty much how I see it.
I'm not sure if the conclusion here is to create new content that removes keywords or what. Punished by Google for keyword overuse seems very likely in Panda world. Problem there? You aren't going to know what is or isn't overuse of keywords.
So rewrite your content to accomodate Google's "new way" or stick with what you have and get Bing traffic. Go too far to Google's way of thinking and perhaps Bing becomes more used. Then what? It's almost a choice that is going to have to be made.
All I can say is good luck SEO. With synonyms I see Google simply taking your search, asking self what we really mean (and those drop down suggestions aren't enough apparently) and then they have their list of sites that cover that general subject. If that site has a page of that subject, bingo, you get that result. Before it was seem that a site focused on that specific search would get organic traffic because it must be relevant.