tedster - 5:37 am on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
I haven't studied the backlink support for content farms very closely, but your comments started me thinking that there might be a big footprint there for Google to look at. There was a recent post on Hacker News by a Google engineer with the screen name "moultano [news.ycombinator.com]":
(thanks to tristanperry for spotting this.)
Some really dramatic changes to how we use links are on the way. (Sorry I can't say anything more specific. This is a really sensitive area.)
Makes me wonder if that is part of the Content Farm game plan.