In yesterdays post on Webmaster Central Blog Google has announced yet more updates to their SE algo which would affect 3.1% of English queries (as well as queries in other languages). The update targets backlink schemes, keyword stuffing and other signals Google didn’t divulge in the post.
But as Jonathan Leger points out in this thread this update has resulted in even more crazy outcomes, such as an almost blank page ranking on a very competitive keyword “make money online” in none other that the very first spot, as well as more spammy results in general. That is the exact opposite of what this update was supposed to do.
If the previous update was bad, looks like this is even worse.