nomis5 - 1:56 pm on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm seeing longer tail queries completely devoid of sites that have commercial intent, replaced with forum and magazine results.
That encapsulates exactly the G medium term strategy. To try and work out what each of these updates is about is meaningless unless the above is taken into account.
They are trying to obscure their medium term strategy with concurrent and confusing updates which keeps webmasters chasing their own tails.
In fact their real strategy is to remove all of the smaller websites which are taking money from G's own products. It's as simple as that.