Broadway - 6:33 pm on Mar 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I absolutely sympathize with anyone who was hit by Farmer. I've been hit in the past by algo changes. With this update, however, I've been lucky.
What I wanted to say is that my main site is divided into distinct subdirectories and all have benefited from Farmer except one (it's off by 25%).
And absolutely the pages of this subdirectory are thin in content, much of which is marginally duplicated (on other pages in the same directory). Farmer absolutely nailed it.
The hit pages are the ones I always found somewhat embarrassing (I wouldn't want these to be the first pages for someone I respected to see).
These are the pages I only created from the motivation of generating income, not making the web better or serving web visitors.
Farmer simply made it clear to me that others saw these pages as spammy too.
The whole development of this section of my site never took off (low traffic, not much money). Because of Farmer it was easy to decide to remove them. I feel more proud of my site now.