How can Google target EMDS. I mean yes, they do exist, but if you think about it...Every site is a EMD for a search
For example if I made a site called catswithhatsandguns.com, sure that search does not get a TON of search volume...but it is a exact match for the search "cats with hats and guns"
I then noticed that NONE of my EMDS have been hit, even the REALLY crappy ones I have made just to test link theories in Google...
So it became very apparent to me this update is
A) Cannot be based JUST around EMDS because every site is a EMD
B) Is looking at something in our links or activity that says "This is a crap EMD"
Obviously there is something in the way some of us link that points out a EMD.
For example this site ranks first for the search "D Drol"
This is not a huge search OR a competitive search AT ALL. Very easy to rank for, and has about a 1000+ global exact search volume. Not very high, but not TOTALLY irrelevant either.
Anyways this site is the DEFINITION of a beyond crappy EMD domain, yet it is not penalized and still getting about 30 visits a day from the 1st spot.
While I have many big quality sites, I do also have a ton of crap just like this and none of it has been hit (yet).
I believe this update has more to do with links instead of being a EMD. I also truly believe it has to do with our anchor text or link patterns and NOT the fact that our sites are EMD.
Like I said before EVERY site is "technically" a EMD. So being a EMD alone is not enough to get you slapped. Google HAS to be looking at something other than that to target sites.
Now I am not saying this site will last forever
I am not saying that I have SOLVED THE NEW ALGORITHM FOREVA
I am saying that there is more than meets the eye going on with this algo update