Msg#: 4067438 posted 5:32 am on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
It makes sense. Article sites became an excuse to come up with an article. The article secondary to the actual quality if that makes sense. I'm going to write a rubbish article about my site, and gain some favoritism from Google. Not. Perhaps before but it was becoming sickening quite honestly. Not exactly what I would classify as a quality search result. As with most things that become trendy for SEO, Google will eventually turn it into fools gold.
Msg#: 4067438 posted 6:38 pm on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
I haven’t noticed one bit of decline in article sites especially in Health sections. I can’t see Google divorcing themselves from them because many are well ranked Adsense sites that make Google money. File a DMCA and you will see Google has a pretty cozy relationship with many of the article sites.
Bottom line the perception is they still provide juice to a site so they will continue to flood the results.