MrSavage - 11:30 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I can say this. I welcome another ground breaking update. I can't think of a less enjoyable time in my webmastering life than right now. I say that with a minimal loss in overall revenue, but it's the direction that leaves me with pessimism regarding Google organic traffic. So if there is something else coming, I say how much worse could it really be? Could it be any more confusing than things right now? Could it be any less transparent than what is going on now? I say no to all those questions.
To mention regarding the bottom line, I believe the algo changes are all done with good intentions. Keeping the bad guys out and the good guys in. However, Cutts passing somebody from the Adwords team might result in a passing smirk or high five. I've said it's not like Cutts would get his ass spanked if their algo (the standards for getting a lot of Google organic traffic) forces people to pay for Adwords in order to get any real traffic to their site. I'm not smart and I can figure that out. Set the bar really high on the profitable high traffic keyword phrases and there is only one option to get people to your website. Ooops. Alternatively you could hire a writing staff and get cracking on content so you can get those +1's and social indicators that mean your site is amazing.