fathom - 5:12 pm on May 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
@fathom- could you reference the above, I can't find it.
Brands get a pass on a lot of things. Plenty of brands have thin content and sailed through Panda. Many have high concentrations of IBL/exact match anchor text and sailed through Penguin. Chances are that Google doesn't use them for trophy keywords , preferring to rely on on-page signals, rather than who with the most links - just my hunch.
Copy the quote into Google - you'll find it at Google Groups.