Bigwebmaster - 5:52 pm on Jun 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
In the past algorithmic changes Google has made generally did not affect websites on an entire level. So when a change was pushed forward that the Google Team determined was a quality win for the SERPs, while it would change traffic on websites, it generally did not kill off websites whether they were great websites, mediocre websites, or spammy websites. With Panda, Penguin, and the lesser known Ghost update, it seems like algorithmic changes lately affect a website on an entire level. This appears to have been very successful against spammy websites in the short term (killing them off), and an overall quality win for Google. However, for websites that fall on the wrong side in a grey zone, it is very devastating, and probably not Google's intentions for those websites. These good websites that fall in the grey zone are being killed along with the sites that are really spammy in nature. I don't see how that could possibly be good for Google, or the Internet in general.
Is it possible that communication could be opened up in Google's Webmaster Tools to help websites that are in the grey zone for Panda, Penguin, or Ghost?
Either providing them with some sort of additional information to help that site get out of the grey zone, or if you are afraid spammy websites could use this to their advantage, allow sites like this to be looked at by the Google Spam team and if they determine the site does meet Google's quality standards, then give them some real advice on what they are doing wrong that is putting them in that grey zone to help them get out of it. That, in my opinion, would be a quality win for both Google and website owners who are running good websites.