diberry - 6:03 pm on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
I wasn't there, but i'd guess Cutts was being slightly hyperbolic with the "you don't want a Penguin update" statement. After all, the update has to benefit some while it hurts others. I wonder if he just meant it's unlikely anyone will see a 100% recovery, the way things are going to shake out.
"And it also almost sounds like they're not *expecting* to get it right (hence the warning about a lot of jumping around)"
This is interesting, because I'm hearing a lot of chatter from friends who aren't webmasters about how bad Google results have been the past couple of months. I don't think Penguin's quite the way Google wants it yet.
I'm looking forward to a Penguin update, because I want to understand what it is Google's trying to achieve. Whether or not I recover my traffic, I might be able to see what I need to do going forward, and that would be a help.