Leosghost - 8:36 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Leosghost at 8:45 pm (utc) on Apr 12, 2011]
Like yourself I haven't been hurt by panda..and have sailed through Googles updates and dances once I realised how to do so ..however your suggestion of
but if many block a domain then I believe that website would be worthy of a manual visit by Google anti spam team.
In spite of the deafening silence by Matt Cutts on the subject of ehow.
I hardly think that Google need a mass "block" click by WebmasterWorld members or any other group to know that ehow exists, and what its model is, and how it creates its "articles"..
Actually its not far from being a manually sourced version of Google..
ehow is also the only site I have ever seen in the serps where Google actually has a separate search box below ehow's serp entry* inviting you to "search ehow"! ..and the landing page has custom search by "guess who?"...
Remix other peoples content and present it in a clean interface with a few ads on..
* to see this ..type "ehow" into Google's search box ..and ehow is the first answer ..and right below is another search box..
ehow is IMO whitelisted ..because Joe and Jane average surfer like it ( it is clean ..not too many ads..short words ..a few paragraphs and you have an "answer"..)..it looks clean in "preview" Joe and Jane "trust" ehow ( like they trust wikipedia )...and G "likes" the huge, consistent revenue ehow generates for G.
Anyone who thinks that webmasters as a group can down vote ehow faster than surfers can "like" it are dreaming.
G will "regrade" ehow when it suits the plex ( maybe when they have an equivalent version of their own ready .? or when they buy demand media ? ) ..but certainly not because we complain or vote it down.
[edited by: Leosghost at 8:45 pm (utc) on Apr 12, 2011]