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Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.

markdickenson Mar 13, 2011 1:33 PM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: Crawling, indexing & ranking :

My site was in the top 2 for probably 5 or 6 months for the keyword Provillus with more original content than my competitors, a much higher PR, and more backlinks

And for some reason, it got slapped

Now, I know Google doesn't like affiliate sites, bu all of the sites showing in the results are affiliate sites...but mine had more original, unique content which is what I understand Google wants

So basically, I don't understand why inferior sites, with less original content, would be ranked higher than this site

It seems that the change didn't really accomplish what it set out to do

Further, I have seen in other markets I am in, thin affiliate sites remain in the top spots

Doesn't make any sense