SevenCubed - 2:50 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sadly, as with customer service people are quick to moan. I can't say I blame them, if I was unaffected I'd be reluctant to post up here what I'd done for fear of the next "quality update" shooting it down in flames....................
That's why I very rarely ever participated in the panda and penguin threads. When I did it was typically just a very casual remark. I knew that even though my sites had remained unaffected it didn't mean I couldn't be affected by a future algo change. And that's exactly what happened with this EMD/PMD change. But what really discouraged me most from posting in those threads was if I posted valid observations based on experience, albeit concepts difficult to accept, they would get shot down. I can't be bothered with trying anymore. It's kind of like when netmeg tries to reason with people about AdSense. Even though I don't use it I still always read those types of threads because I don't know if I may need that knowledge in the future. But when things start getting too fired up here valuable contributors like her step back into the shadows and let people swing away at each other. That's how I feel too.
Of my sites that could have potentially been affected by this only 1 was. I already know what I need to do to get it back from page 2 to page 1 (WebPixie is on the right trail). But, I also know that I need to wait for the site owner's slow period after the winter holidays. It's not broken enough for me to want to tinker with it right now. I don't want to risk have the site drop to the staging region of page 7 in the SERPs for the long-tail terms that are still bringing in regular highly converting traffic.