Planet13 - 2:13 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
But they appear to be penalizing wpmu.org.
If I remember the graphic they showed of their traffic drop, the wpmu.org had an average bounce rate or around 80%
Maybe their site is SO GOOD that people are able to find EXACTLY what they want in one click and then get out of there?
Or maybe their site WASN'T really retuning the content that users actually wanted, and their rankings were being floated by the massive footer links?
Maybe google got that one right?
I think it is important to note that it might be very difficult to establish the difference between a ranking loss due to a penalization and a ranking loss due to a devaluation.
I am not sure that anyone outside of a google employee might be able to identify one AT THIS TIME with all the different algo updates that have been rolled out.