Dymero - 1:39 pm on Aug 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
netmeg, seem to me that it's downright insane that a publisher should have to spend time removing noindex tags manually (which would be impossible in the case of hitchhiker's site), or waste server resources to do it automatically. If Google doesn't think a page is going to help a searcher find an answer, it shouldn't be as highly ranked.
Here's an example of Google trying to apply a one-size-fits-all solution to a web that isn't one-size-fits-all.
hitchhiker, I see you said you have Adsense. How are your ads laid out? I know that Google is actually lowering rankings of pages where ad placement is too top-heavy (above the fold), or is otherwise making the actual content difficult to find. You may have to relocate them, even if Adsense placement suggestions seem to indicate these positions are okay.