austtr - 10:05 pm on Jan 28, 2014 (gmt 0)
As asked earlier, Panda and Penguin didn't work?
I wonder if this proposed action will be applied to Google Hotels, Google Shopping, other Google affiliate sites both current and planned, their authority affiliate partners such as Expedia, TripAdvisor, Wotif, Trivago, Amazon shops etc etc
To be honest I thought Panda and Penguin had already put the cleaners through non-authority affiliate sites. I know in my travel and tourism niche there was not one single independent affiliate left standing after the first Penguin... and not one has ever reappeared with a ranking likely to generate revenue.
Further punitive action almost seems like an obsessive need to show just how much the big G really, really, really hates affiliates.... unless they are authority sites.