So, as you probably know already, Google just released few changes to their algorithms. Luckily for me, this time I was not damaged at all. In fact, my main money sites went up with about 20%, which is huge if you ask me. So, based on what I've done lately, here are some of my conclusions: 1. big G does not have a problem with the affiliate websites, or at least not with the ones with unique and quality content. I have few reviews sites(most of them with 5-15 articles) with 2-3 affiliate links per page- no banners, since they do not work for me. All of them, though, have quality content and are user friendly(the visitors are not forced somehow to press on the affiliate links, nor are they forced to watch pages full of ads). I'd really say that few is better, in this case. 2. Google loves to see updated pages, even though they may contain new links or so. I've added 100-150 words to each articles from my MNS sites and most of them gained some new positions only by doing that; 3. it's not worthy to spend time to submit to most of the directories, since most of them are somehow affected by Panda. Instead, one of my conclusions is that links on popular forums(in topics especially) can do real wonders. You probably know these already, but for me, as a newbie in this world, it's something good to know.