jimbeetle - 5:54 pm on Nov 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
Is anyone noticing that sites that in the past that were using article submissions for a main percentage of their backlink efforts losing spots in the rankings?
Yes, very definitely. Three of the four affected sites I've been able to look at were very heavily into article marketing.
I am also seeing sites with lots of interlinked blogroll type sitewide links moving up... kinda spammy looking backlink profiles but seem to be doing well... for now anyways.
And I'm seeing the exact opposite. All four of the sites I've checked have this same backlink profile and all have slipped quite drastically.
But then, as always in this business, observations are one thing, proving cause is quite difficult.
My gut feeling is that this is all a result of a simple downgrading of certain types of links / links from certain types of sites. Might be a turning up of the trust nob.