I'm deleting all of those crappy blogs. Does anyone have experience with re-submitting a site for reconsideration? I could care less about the autoblogs, but I've got some precious sites that got de-indexed as part of their sweep -- I assume because they were on the same domain.
A longshot, I know...but when I submit my request I want to do the best job possible.
P.S. The lesson I've taken from this? Google is way smarter than most marketers give them credit for. I was building tons of back links and spinning articles like crazy, but I still could not outrank ORIGINAL CONTENT. Even if the original content was a couple of years old -- I still couldn't beat their ranking. It forces me to question whether ANYTHING that we do automatically (i.e. software) makes a difference in the long run.
I had some great rankings before and I saw results from all the money I was shelling out (for Google Annihilator 2.0 or whatever the "flavor of the week" was), but truly original content was always kicking my butt. Time to roll up my sleeves and go back to WRITING instead of trying to exploit some loophole...putting on my white hat now