I'd like to have a good look at domains that were affected by the EMD (exact match domain) algo update on September 28th. The tweet from Matt Cutts said that this change affects EMD's that are *low quality*...but there is no mention of how exactly they mark a domain as low quality.
If you think you've been affected by this update, I would greatly appreciate if you could share your domain with me. You can do it either in this forum thread or you can email information to me at marie (at) hiswebmarketing.com or tweet me - @marie_haynes.
Also, if you have an EMD that wasn't negatively affected, I'd love to hear of that too.
Once I've got enough I'll see if I can determine if there are any obvious factors that would flag an EMD as low quality.
Please include the following:
-How you feel you were affected - i.e. went from position #1 for main keyword to page 4, or saw a 50% drop in traffic, etc.
-age of your website (just so that the honeymoon effect is not a factor)
Also, please let me know whether I can use your domain name in my report (will include link to site) or if you'd like to remain totally anonymous.
Thanks guys! And please spread the word. The more domains we have in this study the better.