I've recently read a statement made by google here and this part stood out to me.
We want people doing white hat search engine optimization (or even no search engine optimization at all) to be free to focus on creating amazing, compelling web sites. As always, we’ll keep our ears open for feedback on ways to iterate and improve our ranking algorithms toward that goal.
Posted by Matt Cutts, Distinguished Engineer
But this part right here really caught my attention (or even no search engine optimization at all)
I have 7 new sites here's one that ranks without doing anything other than posting articles. ultrasound site 2 this was suppose to replace my old ultrasound site but I decided not to make another one.
Out of my 7 new sites none were affected by this new update. All the sites are around a month old with zero backlinks. Some sites have as little as 4 articles while others around 25.
I will be putting these sites on hold to focus my attention on build one large authority site which will be based on 5 medical careers.
The only thing I plan on doing to this site is post great articles,using polls,video's,talk about the things my visitors are interested in.
Personally the only stats I go by when building a site is high exact local search count, not because I want to rank for my main keyword but because a high monthly search means there are plenty of people interested in this topic.
Google tells us to make sites for people yet we make sites to appeal to crawlers.
Google says do not backlink to your own sites yet we do it anyway and complain when we get hit with a penalty.
Even in the wake of all these penalties and updates I see people still buying links and asking what the best backlinking software or my favorite using buffer sites.
Oh yea using buffer sites will never affect your main site lol. When will you guys learn?
That's why I say call me the "Anti-Marketer" while you backlink I wont. You use buffer sites I wont. You use exact match domains, I wont, you use wordpress I don't etc.
If google seems to be cracking down on every known method/tactics that imer's use why are you still using these methods.
To those who say because it still works, your just lying to yourselves.
Mark my words use buffer sites for example and see if one day soon you don't receive a penalty but hey maybe I'm crazy.
Edit: There is nothing wrong with using wordpress btw.