Ralph_Slate - 1:49 pm on Sep 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
It might behoove us to try and get more press on Google's habit of penalizing sites. Mt site was featured in the Wall Street Journal for the Penguin penalty, for example - and I don't hesitate to let people know of my situation. For people - and the press - familiar with my site, they are shocked that Google would be penalizing it.
If people begin to realize that Google is suppressing legitimate sites - "filtering the results" - then that would be a knock to their reputation, and would either force them to release more information, or would force them to think twice about what they are doing. It's one thing to be pushed down in the rankings below competitors; it's another thing to be removed from the rankings completely.