walkman - 12:15 am on Sep 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ha! Nope, that's your fault, your responsibility, not Google's. It's easy, blaming someone else for your failures, but no proper strategy. And don't think Bing won't catch up on you. You should adapt now as you should have adapted when you got the first penalty. Refusing to change anything when even an algorithm can tell that your site can't live up to the quality standards is a sure sign that you won't ever be able to revive it.
This thread, like many others, is all about 'getting even' with Google. Pointless. You've got to roll with/learn from the punches!
Unless you've seen his site and his competitors I wouldn't be as trigger happy as you. We know how accurate the famous Google algos are, next week he may come back without changing a word and you'll look like a complete fool.
As for accepting that G has and will have 70+% so work without them, I disagree. The webmaster and tech people elevated them to that market share and if we feel that they are being irresponsible, greedy or manipulating the SERPs for greed we should express our opinions to as many people as possible. Google does not own the internet nor search, at this time they hold a certain market share and that will /should change.
Being penalized out of the blue will ruin everyone's day, no matter how big you are. With 50%-80% of people using search engines to find info, no site can afford to have that written off. We should hold Google's feet to the fire (to the extent they care for the non-NYT crowd) and promote alternative engines. What's good for Google is not necessarily good for the internet...and I'm being generous.