backdraft7 - 4:44 pm on May 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm curious, how many of the sites that dropped were hand crafted html vs. how many were CMS based, like Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal? The hand crafted sites usually house the most valuable content while many of the CMS based sites are the quick, easy to setup scraper or thin MFA sites. Those sites, with their chameleon like ability to write different tag titles for the same few paragraphs of content seem to be ranking highest in my niche.
"Penguin" may have addressed web spam, but now we need an "Ocra" update to devour the thin content that has been left behind and of not much value to most end users. I see that as their next move...but again, this is just my guess.