Jane_Doe - 10:42 pm on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's almost as if google is telling me to break up my site into very specific sections and get a domain for each one of those sections. I guess by doing this sites will start to look less like content farms.
They tend to swing the pendulum in both directions. Those sites will be the exact ones targeted in the next major algo update. They sure have been in the past. It is like déjà vu all over again. :)
The only way I know to survive long term without huge income fluctuations is to have all sorts of different kinds of sites. With this last update I lost 6,000 daily page views from one set of sites and gained about 8,000 from a different set of sites. My income is down a bit due to CPM differences but if I can get the down sites back to where they were or improve on them, overall I'll come ahead of even before the update.
For anyone who hasn't read it yet, I highly recommend reading the Who Moved My Cheese book.