There was bound to be some big losers after Google revamped its Algorithm to stop low-quality content from infiltrating it’s top search results.
Content Farms, such as eHow.com and Associated Content, were tapped to be some losers in this sweeping change to search engine rankings. While it appears that Demand Studios’ eHow.com has so far emerged unscathed, sites like Associated Content, wisegeek.com, ezinearticles.com, suite101.com and hubpages.com seem to have taken the biggest hit because of Google’s tinkering.
Sistrix analyzed more than 1 million keywords before and after Google changed its algorithm to create a ranking of the biggest losers. Sites were ranked according to a Visibility Index score which took keyword positions lost, specific ranking position and estimated clickthrough rate into account.
Below is a chart listing the domains that lost the most visibility due to the algorithm change.