Jane_Doe - 3:09 pm on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
would anyone be able to give some examples of issues.
Say you have a page on hairless cats and it has suspicious dofollow links to
bobs-free-viagra-and-cheap-mortgage-loans.com site five times. Sometimes pages like this will sink and other sites will outrank you for your own content. But the copied content ranking higher isn't the cause of the problem, it is the result of a spam penalty on your page for the dodgy links.
I think a lot of people are misunderstanding here... the algorithm change is not about websites ,its about content, low quality content and or duplicated content got bumped down, high quality content on those sites was not affected
I don't know if a lot of people are misunderstanding here, but I know there is at least one person misunderstanding here...
The Google blog specifically states -
"In addition, it's important for webmasters to know that low quality content on part of a site can impact a site's ranking as a whole."