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two of my sites went down 50-70% fast during the Penguin Panda episodes, I never received a report I had any penalties.
Just a casual check yesterday produced two sites that are blatantly using my trade name and copyrighted images from my site in an attempt to "duplicate" pages off my site. Guess what? They OUTRANK ME!
I filed DMCA's against both, but will probably wind up on the "dirty" end of the stick in the end just for filing the reports. Hitting true spammers is fine, but this whole idea of being penalized for undoing what was "standard practice" a few years ago is earning G no love from this cat.
Youtube seems to be the new mode of spam
Today I saw a redesigned search result page on google.com when I was at the local university, I don't see it from home. There was no left side panel(with images/maps/news, change location, search tools, ect.), instead everything was put in dropdown lists right above the results and below the search box. Is this new, did anyone else see this before? I had an impression that it was undeveloped because I couldn't see the number of pages G found for the query.
Google page has changed its layout. Left column moved to top tab, so that all results are shifted to the left and Adwords is more towards the center, closer to the hotspot. Also number of SERPs results are gone. Unless it is also hidden and I can't find it!
After all the activity last week, i was sure there would have been a Penguin update yesterday (monday) ... :/ The wait goes on.
[edited by: tedster at 7:09 pm (utc) on Sep 12, 2012]