"just ad more quality content'
"Build manual quality links"
Seriously, my site right here (D Drol) is ranked 1st for its product keyword (D drol) with nothing but blog comments, spammed 2.0s, social signals, and wiki links.
It isn't about quality at all. This site is totally empty except for the core basics of on page SEO.
- Vary your anchor text big time
- Get your on page right
- Stop writing 1000 word articles and wasting your time
- Build links through proxies and spin the right way
The end. Stop the mental masturbation.... This site is beating out tons of pages of pure quality..How is it doing this if all penguin cares about is quality
I am aware that this is not the largest search (1600 exact) or the most competitive...But it truly is this simple for this site and my larger sites (many getting 500-1000 a day)
So...yeah...please keep your quality content BS to yourself. This is live proof that Google has made very little effort to reward quality and actually rewards pure crap...
You are leading people in the wrong direction...And you are not good at SEO...It is crap like this that is leading newbies to spend 8 hours a day writing content and building links.
I make over 5 figures a month from SEO and this is what works (I also only spend about 20 minutes a day managing my SEO programs)..Sorry to burst the hippy quality content bubble.