arikgub - 7:44 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have a few dozens of experimental websites with poor links and junk content. Those are not the sites I put any actual work into, just use them to play with on-page factors and link schemes. Some of them (especially the EMD) used to rank though until this last update.
With this update a large portion of them have got hit. Some EMDs, but not just the EMDs.
In my small sample, the common denominator for all affected sites was the affiliate links they had on page (mostly Amazon). Could that be the target of the current update?
Ted, once it is obvious that was a broad update affecting more than just travel or image search, may be it is a good idea to have one central thread to discuss it.
EDIT: none of the sites i am talking about are travel related