tedster - 3:26 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've now seen some aggregate data - early results if you will. This EMD update definitely hit more than the travel market... and more than affiliate sites of any kind.
Some of the sites that were just hit surprised me - because they were so shallow that I wold have thought Panda would have taken them out. Interestingly, some affected sites only fell 10-20 spots and others went into total oblivion. It's also interesting that simply lowering the effect of exact domain name matching (last year) wasn't enough to handle the situation
I also can confirm that some EMDs held on very well - and the ones I checked certainly deserved to rank. So now the question for me becomes how does this update assess site quality that is different from Panda?