backdraft7 - 1:53 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: backdraft7 at 2:02 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
No big surprise but a quick check this morning indicates eHow and shallow scraped articles and images are still ranking high. I love the fact that Google wants to place more competitors out there, but pleeeease! put some real competitors in the serps, not those with one page of scraped content on the subject.
It seems that no matter what the topic, if it's on a big platform, it's gonna rank high. I get the feeling that the phrase "less is more" is meaningless.
These big platforms may have stopped spamming on the page level, but now they do it on the topic level. I get one scraped page of useless garbage, then they suggest a dozen pages of nearly identical articles on the same topic. Google's continued domain crowding makes this problem much worse.
It looks like another algo update is needed to address this topic spam issue.(or maybe they did already and it just doesn't work on large, well funded platforms)
[edited by: backdraft7 at 2:02 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]