---- Exact Match Domains Update 9-28-2012 - Part 2
Leosghost - 11:51 pm on Oct 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Stayed the same..in almost all cases / or rose a little ( like by one or two places ) as others fell..had no falls..
Btw..re EMDs and "KW in domain"..I was searching this afternoon for a thread here about SEO tools that Ted was running a while ago ,needed to post the link here [webmasterworld.com...] ( couldn't find the thread though so couldn't post the link ) used G to search with the KW WebmasterWorld in the string..
There is an awful lot of pure crap out there ranking OK with the KW webmaster in the domain name..most ( but not all ) of it referencing this site in the content somewhere.. but selling SEO "packages"or "advising" for a fee..on SEO ..or running SEO product ads..
G still has a long way to go in English SERPs re cleaning out the "KW in domain" spam..on some KWs..I was really surprised how much is still left in and ranking on "KW in Domain".. even if they were not EMDs..
Not clear to me what you're illustrating,
That not all EMDs with KWs in content and not a huge amount of content are suffering..so.. KW % levels, and EMDs and low page count and low word count on page..and low backlink count..even in high competition areas ..does not automatically mean one gets "hit"..
I don't think of what G did with some EMDs as a "Penalty" ..so much as an "adjustment"..and it is not a "one size fits all"..nor do I think it's effects are "felt" ( or not, as in my case(s)) in isolation to other algos such as Panda and Penguin ..