affiliation - 8:31 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!
A little harsh, who creates the algorithm? Looking back to why I was 'punched' it could have been a prelude to the brand adaption that Google are running with now. Is it my fault that some brands are larger than mine? Is this worth a penality? This is not getting even with Google, it is to show there is a living to be made without Google. I have other sites I have created and want to be part of Google, but I now make sure part of my SEO is for Bing, and that does not mean that I am doing anything black or even grey.
If I commit a crime and caught for it, I am first charged and eventually brought to court. Some guilty people manage to get off with the charge but most are convicted. Every now and then you hear of a miscarriage of justice, that innocent people have been found guilty, but the good thing about justice is that you are able to put your defence to a court and the jury decide if you are guilty or not. At the moment these penalities are another form of internment, imprisonment without trial.