mhansen - 1:54 pm on Sep 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Quality? No sir, I see MANY more spam sites ranking top 10 now than ever before for the keywords I monitor.
This morning, we spotted another high value/volume 2-word generic keyphrase we monitor, filling positions 1-3 by what I would call a spam site.
In total... Site had 14 pages. The page that replaced all others was 200 words of obviously rewritten content, with 6 adsense blocks wrapping it on 4 sides and within the 3 paragraphs of text!
Edit: For comparison value, I checked Bing as well... the same site is not in the top 20. While there, I also noticed 2 of the top-10 sites in Bing were sites with Adsense that are clearly being penalized, since the ad-blocks were empty. After checking Google, the sites are in fact penalized and kicked out of the serps. (Interesting, recent drops)