walkman - 5:05 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ironically the supposed target--Demand Media--is not even impacted.
Not even close. ehow is now above my pages on every search result where they were one or two positions below a week ago, so they have definitely gained in this update. But why do you say they are a supposed target, what did I miss?
Because they are the largest 'content farmer' and everyone mentioned them. [google.com...]
And naturally blogs and news media has a vested $$$ interest to take them down.
Maybe they got so many new links because of the bashing that their ranking improved ;) ?
Edited to agree 100% with
If you ruin 50 small site owners to drive their traffic to ehow, citibank or expedia is not a zero sum game. What baffles me is Google's apparent belief that in certain areas you must have 'thick content.' To make the pages thick, you have to hire some freelancers for $5-$10 a page to add crap around the 5-10 sentences or answers that people really seek. In short, you have to become what Google supposedly hates.
That is true, but if 20 websites lose and 3 win - that is NOT a zero sum game - that is a loaded deck.