ymbizzkit - 1:26 am on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Our company's sites were all hit in a minor way. Minor meaning that we went 1-3 positions down, although the effect on cash won't be minor at all. What I find interesting is that we actually pay for very high quality content from people who write for magazines and sites like examiner. What is also worth noting is that most of our sites are the only affiliate websites left in the top 10 for the highly competitive keywords in the spaces we are targeting. Everyone else has been flushed during the past year or so.
It seems to me that in our case Google is targeting the business model, not the types of content or even link building practices.