backdraft7 - 4:22 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
John: I totally agree with your observation. I am seeing new sites that are basically scraper sites that are giving away FREE stuff and optimized for Adsense profits only. No real product, just scraped content from mine and similar sites that now only dilute my service. My traffic levels appear normal, but it does not appear to be coming from my main pages. I'll need a few more days of data collection to make any effective analysis. Promoting thin content sites is not what MC seemed to indicate. I took it that the algo update was to improve relevancy and search quality to authority sites, which would be a good thing for my 10 year old site with over 40,000 paid members. As things are going, it's not working out that way....yet.