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Yep, I just lost one. "cityname"Hotels.net. It wasn't even low quality. It had good backlinks and content.
On a positive note, it was replaced with www.google.com/hotelfinder. </sarcasm>
Google's intent is to control the travel industry. They have been making moves towards this for some timeIt would be interesting to see how many affected EMD are travel related, I have others in diferent sectors not affected.
nomis5 - have you ever "built" links to the sites that got hit?
Therefore, my initial observation regarding what Matt says are "low quality" sites are those where the backlinks mostly contain the same text.
I think once again that when Matt Cutts says "low quality" he is not talking about the quality of the site, but his view of the quality of the linking.
Isn't that what those other algorithm updates were supposed to cover -- backlinks, don't know which one -- panda/penguin (I haven't followed those so I don't know)? Why would they have excluded exact keyword match or near exact keyword match domains from those and now include them?