crobb305 - 9:35 pm on Mar 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
As I dig deeper into why my site was hit this week, one thing sticks out in comparison to the top remaining sites (irrespective of how "thin" I think they are). A mistake I may have made was overlinking to my thinner money pages from my homepage. All of my money pages are linked to from the homepage, and one of the money pages was linked to 7 or 8 different times, with different anchor text. While my site has 90% unmonetized pages, I may have gone overboard in linking to the affiliate pages from the homepage. So, I have reduced the occurrences of links down, and added a couple of links to content pages. This is just a guess, but the remaining sites link to their thin money pages more sparingly. I offer nice content, but I can't say I didn't get greedy by overlinking to the 5 money pages (out of 110 total pages). This may have lowered my quality score.