tedster - 5:25 am on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
pages that are "too good". In other words, their information is "too relevant" and their quality is "too high". Therefore, says Google, there must be something wrong with them.
I feel this has probably been around for much longer than we may believe.
Yup. In the Phrase-Based Indexing [webmasterworld.com] patents from 2006, it was mentioned being statistically too high was just as "wrong" as being statistically too low. And Google certainly knows how "non-SEO" writing stacks up statistically.