backdraft7 - 8:28 pm on Dec 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Brinked - I'm finding that with Google's new brand and quality algo updates, it's not the doorway, MFA or thin affiliate sites that are griping, simply because they are now at the top of the Google SERP's.
This is where I disagree on the grounds that although we've ranked well in the organic SERP's all these years, we have always been loyal Adwords customers to supplement those organic results, even for keywords that rank #1. The sites I now see in the top 3 don't pay a dime to adwords and only suck the revenue out of Adsense. As a GOOG stockholder, that rubs me the wrong way.
A lot of peple believe if they rank top ten for a certain amount of time that they deserve to always have those rankings.
Walrus - I think we're all feeling the same way. Recent college grads looking for a shortcut to cash can scrape and usurp your site in a second with their fresh knowledge of web design and SEO. Us old timer's who can't keep up will be doomed, unless we hire them. :^D
Google needs to throw out the scrapers - it seems the Google SERP's are now over 50% (or more) thin content sites with the sole purpose of generating Adsense revenue, thanks in part to those "get rich quick with Google Adsense" eBooks.