atlrus - 2:46 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
As of the "secret," there is none that "winners" are 100% sure of. As much as "losers" don't know why they are losing, "winners" don't know why they are winning. Of course there are some assumptions, but hey you never know.
I think that there are really no "winners", more like "non-losers". The past few Google updates have all been about punishment of one thing or another, thus once Google has identified the "losers" - their place must be re-occupied by someone else. That's in contrast with the Google updates of the distant past, when it was more about rewarding than punishing.
Unlike netmeg and a others - I actually had to increase the number of websites. P&P knocked down a couple of very old and clean websites of mine, while promoting quite a few "questionable" ones (also mine), a perfect indication that the algo is now a throw of the dice. I just can't afford to bet it all on a couple of websites which could become collateral damage in the next update.