irishsolar - 9:48 am on Apr 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
That is exactly what I said earlier. How you choose to interpret what I say is your concern Shaddows.
Good SEO aims to make a site the most relevant for the niche it is targeting. That's the whole point of it. Unless of course search engines are not trying to reach the same goal.
The simple truth is clear to see in the SERPs. A site is now ranking number 1 for a competitive search phrase that has such heavily spun content that is gibberish on 99.9% of its pages. The only page making any sense is the landing page.
Another unpolished diamond?
What's more, the off-page optimization comes in the form of the type of links on blog posts that Matt Cutts mentioned Google where targeting i.e. links embedded randomly within a post that make no sense and have no right being there.
This is the result of doing things the way you suggest. It is quite clear that search engines are not capable of telling good content from bad content. If they were there would be no spam on the internet!
Therefore we need some sensible rules to determine how a site should be ranked and up until this update we had some.