romerome - 2:50 am on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
"Forgive me for asking the obvious question :) but what makes you think that a subpage ( for example let us use what appears in the browser address bar when that subpage is accessed )..
has "nothing to do with"
What I am saying is that after the EMD change www.keyword.com doesn't rank for "keyword". Makes sense. They should have done that a long time ago.
But in addition www.keyword.com or www.keyword.com/somesubpage doesn't rank for terms totally unrelated to "keyword" or "somesubpage". For instance a phone number or a phrase that has no overlap with keyword.com.
"They haven't banned all of the EMDs, mine, and the EMDs of very many other webmasters, are all doing very nicely thank you :) "
As I said I mostly benefited from this update. I had a few EMDs but I didn't invest too much into them compared to my main sites. And after checking my sites while some were hit the majority of my EMDs were not affected as well (So thank you very much as well :)
My point is that G went from one extreme to another. I think they should have devalued EMDs a few years ago. Instead they ignored them for several years and then instead of devaluing EMDs they banned them.