brinked - 3:07 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
As for over-optimizing: To me that means constantly trying to get an edge by changing things you can control. Since I don't think Google trusts ANYTHING I can control on a site until it has proven itself over the years I'd love to stop but it's all of the changes Google is making that force me to continue. Talk about a run around!
Couldn't have said it any better myself.
Over optimization penalties have been around for a while. This latest update is just tightening the belt on an already existing penalty.
@preeti22 There are many webmasters who do not participate in any so called "black hat" techniques but yet they too are penalized. The terms black hat and white hat would make you believe that its as simple as black and white but that is not true at all.