“The Google Penguin Update, much like Panda last year, has angered SEOs and webmasters, most of whom say they have played by Google’s rules. Anchor text diversity and link relevancy may be two key factors of Penguin, according to more early analysis.” See more at
As you can see, Google wields a lot of power online and is still the de facto search engine, regardless of how much some may disagree with their way of doing business. Make sure you heed their advice if you have a website and you should have no problems. If you’re just promoting affiliate programs, you’re probably going to take a hit to your rankings and traffic. Content is mandatory, folks!!