tedster - 8:41 am on Aug 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think you're right. The Mayday update was aimed at sending long-tail traffic to the more reputable SITES, not pages. And there were too many bottom-feeders taking long-tail traffic and offering low value in return, no doubt about that. However, now it becomes harder to get started with a new site of good quality because the long tail traffic that used to start things up is not as strong.