The result? My page ranking went down on google despite my best efforts.
Not to worry though. I have a good ranking on Technorati (a trusted site for measuring blog effectiveness) which is as follows:
Overall world ranking: 16743
Entertainment world ranking: 2280
Books world ranking: 591
The last is what I am concentrating on, being a writer and all.
Meanwhile here's Ramon Ray's article on what to do if you have been slapped by Google's Panda.