atlrus - 2:51 pm on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
I am still scratching my head on how these manipulations still work!
Huh? A website called BlueShoes dot com sells blue shoes and has links with anchor blue shoes is a manipulation worth head-scratching? Really? What anchor should the links have? And what should google "deal with" exactly?
I am sure that the website does not rank for general terms outside the exact match, for that you still need anchor variety.
Obviously it's a risk, but otherwise I am stuck with my branded site not getting results.
That's not the EMD's fault, but your own. Non-EMD alone will not rank your website.