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From what I read, the algorithm changes are aimed at content farms. So the affected sites would either be content farms or sites that have some of the characteristics of content farms.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:44 pm (utc) on Mar 30, 2011]
but why would a blog, for instance, need a ssl certificate? Sorry if i sound ignorant
[edited by: crobb305 at 11:54 pm (utc) on Mar 30, 2011]
[edited by: tedster at 10:00 pm (utc) on Apr 29, 2011]
[edit reason] maintenance [/edit]
[edited by: crobb305 at 12:14 am (utc) on Mar 31, 2011]
outgoing links (no matter if follow or not) to content that contains large parts of your copy could connect you to a "less important" evaluation (penalty would be too much) farm aspect.
[edited by: Dan01 at 1:23 am (utc) on Mar 31, 2011]
I doubt Google would downgrade a site for having a site to .gov.