jslnwsky - 7:19 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
In regards to NOMIS5's question about timing for recovery action, I think the worst possible thing you could do is react quickly to this ranking change. Given that Google is out to punish "optimizers" and "unnatural link profiles", implementing changes that reflect an unnatural amount of link activity compared to the time prior to Matt's weather update, could be seen as confirmation that the site is being controlled by "unnatural forces". One of my sites cratered a couple of years ago and I was already half suspicious that Google might be messing with my head, so I just kept doing what I had been doing and it recovered in a month or two. It's a long time to wait but if you agree that Google has declared war on optimized sites, you might want to hold off changing things.