Simsi - 9:31 am on Jun 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
So is this Google's Altavista moment? It really highlights the utter futility of Panda, Penguin and the rest of Animal Farm. The sad thing is that the solution is so simple.
I think it probably is only a "moment" to be honest. It's clear that a black-hatter (or group of) has found a loophole and is exploiting it to the full (and probably making millions in the process!). It's never been this bad and I fully expect Google to patch it up. They have to basically.
All they have to do really is just take links out of the ranking factors and black-hat is all but dead! Guess technology isn't ready for that yet though.