WebPixie - 1:41 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Therefore, my initial observation regarding what Matt says are "low quality" sites are those where the backlinks mostly contain the same text.
This is the same situation for our two money sites that got dumped. The incoming link anchor text is not as varied as we would like. While we have done some link building over the last 9 years, most of the links are natural and people often link with the domain name which an exact match to the keyword.
I think once again that when Matt Cutts says "low quality" he is not talking about the quality of the site, but his view of the quality of the linking. One of the sites hit is not only quality, but has been the best resource in the niche more many years.