brinked - 11:56 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
oh boy. Are we really starting to believe that contact pages are what is causing sites to lose rankings?
First of all, a contact page will not effect your rankings. Contact pages have existed since websites have and google knows by now how to treat a contact page. Contact pages are thin content pages because they are not content pages! A contact page if anything should earn you points as it shows google that your site allows visitors to reach out to you for support or feedback which is a good indication of a legit business.
Leave your contact page alone, be proud of it, let google know its there and move on to real problems.
This is why one should not evaluate there own site. A lot of people do not want to believe that there is anything wrong with there content so they start focusing on areas which they want to be the problem.
about us, contact us, privacy, terms etc, these are all pages that are staples with most websites and should not really be factored in to your rankings as google knows well enough how to handle them. Dont even bother nofollowing them or disallowing them in robots.txt.