conroy - 8:53 pm on Sep 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree 100% with the idea that they should tell you what's wrong with the site.
They used to keep their mouths closed on why any site was penalized for fear of people learning the limits and getting around these penalties. With Google's new focus on "quality" this really shouldn't be necessary anymore. They can simply tell you the reason why. These -50 penalties are excessive and not right. They should not be able to just eliminate a functioning company that they have ranked for YEARS to now consider it worth 0 traffic. Drop down a few positions, sure, but not eliminate you like this, not without recourse or reason.