having been hit by the recent changes that Google have made and looking at the quote that has been received through Garret. (well done!)
It would appear that we should stop griping and listen to the advice.
I was hit last year and managed to get back up and I have been hit really hard this year. To me the question is not what have those stupid b********s done but what should I do to ensure that I can overcome it.
There are simply two choices.
boycott Google and move to another search engine.
listen to what is coming from google and adjust your site accordingly.
What a really crap answer that is. I wish that my crystal ball was available or even better, I could have been at the drinking session when they decided the new algorithms.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My intentions are to now to get out my old archived site and stick it up. At hat time I had no idea about SEO or all these tricks yet it manged to last at #1 for 3 years. (computer courses) and no you will not find it at the moment, wonder why?
Good luck to you all in overcoming this hiccup.( normally every november, so at least you have been warned for next year)