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Google gave an advantage to emds as part of their algo. I also don't see why they couldn't just remove the advantage and create a level playing field instead of treating us like we are all criminals who deserve to be banished from the web.
Our site used to rank #1 for it's term. We redirected on Friday and today its at #9.
NOTE: I have an EMD with no issues. Been pinned to the top for quite a while above some bigger names and way better PageRank, so I'm personally not seeing any type of penalization for using an EMD.