Has anyone noticed that these hard hit sites were massive adsense publishers. All these site ranked well, but they all have one thing in common. Adsense. Take wisegeek for example. They ranked well with very little content, but the pages were flooded with Adsense ads. Also look at ezinearticles, howtofixthings, faq.org, mahalo, hubpages, suite101. All of these sites were massive Adsense publishers and all with the elusive/coveted premium publisher. Also, while I am not a premium publisher I have noticed my earnings drop over the last month. Could it be this be a financial move? Could G be trying to increase their revenue, improve their balance sheet or please shareholders? Could G (at least Adsense dept) actually be in financial trouble? Code: http://google-algorithm-ruins-my-business.blogspot.com/ I am more inclined to think that this move was more about cash flow than cleaning up the searches. Just trying to think outside the box?