gehrlekrona - 10:48 pm on Jun 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
So I think this is good. It is much more uplifting to try to talk about things that are good and maybe we can help each other to get an understanding of what to do from some of the best there is out there (here).
@sand mentioned quality links and I think that is really important. I thought that they (Google) targeted niche sites and they might have, except that since you have high PR links, you got "spared".
@leosghost, I agree that it might be hard to give up a secret if there might be a competitor here :) I am sure there are a lot of them here and they know all about us too :)
@netmeg, I also think that a lot of people (like me!) tend to listen too all edgy SEO "tricks" that is popular for the moment and then when Google catches up to it, you get hit with an update. I am pretty sure Google check most forums and have probably subscribed to every SEO guru out there. Heck, it seems sometimes that if you followed Google's guidelines way back when and didn't change anything you'd be hit by an update now.
My guess is:
1. Have a great site and get high PR/authority EDITORIAL links