atlrus - 8:55 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
You've completely missed the point that algo changes aren't random. I won't be the next surprised website owner, because it's *against* Google's best interests to demote me. I quite simply have the best website in my niche. I didn't fake it through backlinks.
You are completely wrong in your statement, but I now know why - you simply have one niche website, hence you can't really gauge the impact these Google SE changes bring.
As a matter of fact I have a few niche websites which have been ranking on content only for many years, not a single link; from back in the days when you could submit your website to Google for crawling :) Of course, those are niche sites for keywords returning <1 mill. results.
I own over 100 websites and I can guarantee you two things:
1. - Yes, algo changes are not only random, their implementations are random, as well.
2. There is no such thing as brick house. Your time will come :)