freejung - 4:35 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
All generalizations are false.
I'm not going to speak for myself, I don't presume to judge the quailty of my own content.
However, there's a guy in my niche who is absolutely undeniably top-notch. He's won numerous prestigious awards, had his content featured in top-tier magazines, had documentary films made about him, the works. His content is fantastic, and his SEO is good too, he ranks for a wide variety of high-traffic keywords and gets vast amounts of traffic.
He runs adsense smack on the heat map. I bet he makes a lot more from adsense than he does by selling his work, and his work is excellent and quite expensive.
Google sometimes throws out a few babies with the bathwater, but the sort of simple-minded fixes some are suggesting here would throw out a whole generation of babies and in the long run do very little to reduce the quantity of bathwater.
"Think before you say these things, Mitch."