After reading this thread
[webmasterworld.com] and reviewing stats over the past few months it seems to me that pages fall in rank, even if they are the BEST page available online, because other pages on the site are of objectionable content(according to Google, e.g. has affiliate offers or less socially mentioned content etc, nothing blackhat or adult).
If your site has such content that is dragging down the rest of your site, and given Google's silence on exactly what that may be, it seems that radical approach may be in order where traditional SEO is falling flat.
The problem: how to identify and get disassociate your site from such content in order to avoid having it drag down your overall rank.
Potential solution: internal link structure(?). If every page on your site linked ONLY to the index page, and all have a search box allowing visitors to find whatever they want, your pages would REQUIRE outside links to remain on the grid so to speak.
The 'one link to home only' structure would result in 100% orphaned pages but no page is orphaned if it is linked to from somewhere, even from another domain. The end result would be that if Google doesn't like a page, or doesn't like the pages linking to it, it's not going to rank but you're also not linking to it and wasting internal rank/trust flow.
You could modify this theme by adding links within articles to already trafficked related pages but under Google's new system it would seem that even your own less than stellar content can drag down your best stuff. This way only your best content remains visible.
Has anyone tried this?