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Two of my health niche sites were hit. One is blatantly obvious keyword stuffing which I created years ago. Although I didn't do any work on it for a long while it was still bringing me 1-2 Amazon sales.
The other one did had some content, but health niche is getting tougher to dominate for affiliates because Google is favoring authority sites a lot more. Also authority sites have gotten wiser and creating pages for medicine types etc.
I didn't lose much from these updates but learned a lot. I'll be very skeptical about doing something in the health niche from now on.
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Google team is composed by smart people.
They are not going to punish blindly a shoe store to be called shoestore.com.
However, if you stick your shoestore keywords in every corner of your website, yes, this is smelling like a trick and they might get upset with your website.
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I agree with 0098. Google target EMD but I think they will not penalized until they do something wrong. Keyword stuffing, poor content etc will pull them down. I think These days EMD sites pull down not for their exact match but for their poor quality.
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If we are updating quality content that includes a good amount of information, Google will not penalize such sites but if there is no quality in the content and did a lot of keyword stuffing, Google is not going to rank the blog or website well in any condition.