in case that Penguin alone was not able to definitively eradicate the effects of link spam, Google has dramatically increased the number of manual penalties and actions against everything that Google tends to be defined as a link network (hence guest blogging platforms too). With the SERPs “cleaned” of thin and poor value search results (Panda ) and the result of link spam results (Penguin), the quality has improved … but not that much. As in a nightmare without an end, their place wasn’t taken by immaculate and highly valuable web documents. No, for the most part we began to see how the good old exact match domains sites conquered the SERPs. Google, therefore , launched the EMD update. But it launched only on Google.com and for English queries, forgetting the regional Googles; and more than one year an half has passed. Get the full story at State of Digital