zarathustra2011 - 6:58 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've searched for my site under all the keywords and phrases where I featured highly on page 1, and have been pushed down to page 2 or 3 or sometimes lower. For my main key phrases, I ranked number 1 for more years than I can remember (now on page 3), and the top site is a hyphenated three word domain using those three keywords, and then uses them throughout the site. Makes a joke out of Google's intentions.
So depressing to see a quality website such as mine, with years of hard work poured into it, pushed down below badly written sites, with poor, short articles, written solely for Adsense. Mine was written long before I joined Adsense, and is my passion - I would continue with it, with or without making a revenue, but of course the revenue really helped me out financially until now.
In the image search I'm also pushed completely out of things, but depressingly my photos appear on blogsites at the top of the results, that have taken and used them without my permission.