Whitey - 11:04 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
I can confirm my 2 word EMD sunk to last page of search result. No spam, no ads that are even remotely over-the-top, no SEO optimization. Simply sunk for looking a certain way. Wow, this is enlightening.
I'm begining to think that EMD sites overrode the Panda algo to some extent.
With the EMD update that may have been skewed the other way, with little weight given to EMD's if the quality wasn't strong.
The first Penguin update did knock a lot of EMD's around, but not all. This is partly why i think the EMD update was hauled out for special attention and preceded the last Penguin refresh.
@MrSavage - can you confirm this. You talk about possibly thin content and one of many sites. It kinda sounds like you were in the above category.