The big question is: Who are the winners and what they did right?
I have started mapping those winner sites on my niche thinking of buying some of them. Thought they might have the chosen formula that I missed/lost.
(My niche is a big niche and my site dominates it with some Million uniques a month).
All of these winners are small to tiny traffic sites.
Looking to their content before contacting the owners, it was amazing to realize that these are crappy sites.
Why so many crappy sites went up the SERPs and took advantage of these four Panda updates?
What is the so called “quality score” of these small sites with their completely nonsense and rubbish content.
Did they escape the radar? Why did they escape? Is it because they were too small to get noticed by the algo?
On the other hand, I have some small sites, less than 10k uniques, that got the hit.
So what is the catch 22 here?