besnette - 3:12 pm on Jun 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I guess content really doesn't matter any more...
My niche got hit pretty hard last night, with a big shake-up. I am seeing almost nothing but branded sites at the top,
Content does not matter, apparently - this algo update, from what I am seeing is definitely hitting sites with keywords in the domain, and my site was affected - I have an 8 year old, high authority site...
I have more +1's than anyone in my niche (all legit), I do my own youtube videos, interviews, articles, I get a steady stream of subscribers, my site is a pr6, 71/100 moz score...but apparently, since I have a keyword in my domain name, that was enough to basically kill off much of that.
T'he sites above me by and large have simply reproduced the same content, nothing original.
This may be game over. I don't have it in me to try any more. Google has made it clear that they favor brands, or sites that appear to be brands, regardless of what they put on a page.
Content is no longer king.