driller41 - 3:36 pm on Aug 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
This was the contention floated by Tom over at Zdnet. I can guarantee this is not the case. I talked to a Googler yesterday imploring them to chime in on the post, he said that they're tried to rationalize with him in the past, to no avail, so they didn't get involved.
I believe that fixing a Panda demotion is difficult as is a Penguin demotion - none of mine have gone yet.
So they now throw some randomisation into the mix for an as yet unknown period of time. Moving on and buidling afresh is a smart move - revisit in a years time.
Fighting these sort of variables is a timewaster - what is the rationalisation for sticking with a badly hit site.