Shatner - 9:52 am on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
@londrum Then how do you explain every single site in the winners having ads clearly labeled as "ads" (or they have no ads in their content at all) and nearly every single site in the losers does not have "ads" labeled as ads?
Hard to believe that's a coincidence.
Obviously it's not the ONLY thing Google is considering but it seems kind of likely that it's one of those things. Even though you're right, they SHOULD have better ways but apparently not.
Look at the sites listed here as anomoly sites. Most of them have good content, so obviously there are other things in play. Don't just assume it's always content. For some sites is, but others not.