In Defense of Google. Despite it's recent behavior!
Some web-masterss get hit really hard when Google does it's cursed dancing number, Recently, the hM website (heartMonitron.com) has been hit pretty bad too ...only to come back stronger after the dust settles. If you publish pages, with quality content ...Big G will figure it out. If you are up to using dirty monkey tricks ...the same applies: Google will figure it out, most of the time.
For almost three years now, hM has relied on “on-page” content, and nothing else. No effort was ever made in the way of a linking campaign. That is the long-haul way, you have to give it five years. From minus 90% to plus 300 %, that is the way it goes with big G (Google). This is a slower, but solid approach. A growth rate of 540%/year is fine with me. Publish quality content and give it time !
In a way, I am happy that Google acts this way, they are efficient at taking the cheaters and the, way too numerous, peddlers of bullstuff out of the rankings.
It should remain that way! Cheaters out!