Hey guys, this may help.
We have an EMD that went live in June.
We have not done a lot of link building and what we have done has mostly resulted in anchor text of www.widgetsforsale.co.uk or Widgets For Sale
Until this update, we were ranking between position 1-3 (with Google throttling the top 3 sites) and a particular term These Widgets for Sale had risen to position 3.
Then the EMD update hit.
Yesterday, Widgets for Sale was still at position 3 - today it is 9 - but it is still there.
Yesterday I searched for These Widgets for Sale and it was nowhere.
I think our lack of inbound links has saved the domain and we are now just at a point that we would be if we had chosen brand.co.uk for our domain.
We have lost the boost that the EMD gave us and we now have to put in more effort and accept it will take longer to get rankings (not sure my boss is going to react well to that...)