Atomic - 1:14 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Leosghost - Thank you. I was trying to write something similar to what you said, but your post is much better.
Many here have been doing just that since the first panda..whilst deluding themselves and apparently attempting to delude others that they were genuinely surprised at the lack of results of their "fixing up their sites"..
Some of the fixes I have seen are just terrible. Holes where ads used to be or worse, major interface changes that were obviously made in haste, without any real plan, and resulting in user experiences as bad or worse than what the changes were supposed to address. Just another design for Google and not the user, only this time maybe with an ad unit or two less than what they started with. Some removed ads but went overboard with social media thinking that's some kind of magic bullet resulting in interfaces that look gimicky and, well, cheap.