Whitey - 12:47 am on Mar 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Leosghost - are you talking ranking ( plus host crowding) in niche or carte blanche across "core terms" in a major vertical?
Core terms and associated long tail is reserved for brands in verticals I watch. I'm not seeing much intrusion into those top results by others and I am believing brands have a better resistance to penalties.
Do you see things differently from another angle?