2macarena - 5:47 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
indyank: some of my pages on hubpages are #1 and make a couple hundred $$ per day (and yes they are #1 for high cpc/high traffic keywords which Panda definitely included). Same about EZA and Buzzle, I use a lot of Web2 sites. The point is: do not generalize, Google's ranking is page specific, not site pecific (unless it is a site wide manual penalty which is not in the case of Web2 sites). The key is in diversified backlink profile with lots of social signals plus good long posts that include diversity of elements. Throw in an image, video. Make sure all elements are ranking high themselves. If you throw in the video, make sure it is ranking high for your nioche in Google, etc etc etc. You got the idea.