6. Does the article link to half a dozen keyword related, thin pages on the same domain?
Is linking to other articles on your site bad?
I write a lot of medical articles, and link to other content. For example, if I'm listing symptoms of a cold I might put...
Runny nose Sneezing Fever
etc., and each of those symptoms would have a link to the relevant article.
It does seem that Google love Demand Media again. Wasn't that the whole point of Panda, to penalise sites like that? DM scrape a lot of my content, but at least they do provide a link to my site, so that brings in a tiny bit of traffic, but still :(
It just stuns me that Yahoo answers is now outranking me. Where's the authority?