Leosghost - 9:33 pm on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Leosghost at 9:44 pm (utc) on Sep 20, 2012]
ehow has been the un-named "elephant in the room" during many Google algo updates and press conferences etc..
Even when the name ehow is brought up directly by reporters etc , or when the presence of the largest by far, and the most obvious human powered scraper in their SERPS is mentioned as "strange" or worthy of attention, or proof that their anti-scraper algos are not working as we are told they have been planned..the Google PR people and the reps either ignore the questions, change the subject, or trot out the totally unconvincing "we cant get into discussion of individual sites"...and yet they can , do, and have discussed many individual sites by name in the past..
So yes..I have always thought it safe to assume ( based upon such things, and their financial relationships ) that some sites ( ehow in particular ) have a "pass" and that if they are affected by algos, they are allowed to climb back out far more rapidly than others, and with only superficial effort, the protestations of " we have made large and extensive , expensive changes" of their CEO(s) notwithstanding...
[edited by: Leosghost at 9:44 pm (utc) on Sep 20, 2012]