Just noticed something interesting in my logs.
My website, which is mainly about widgets, also had a couple of sections in the 'Store' area - selling magazines & books etc - routine affiliate stuff.
These sections used to get great traffic from Google - in fact, I got more search traffic landing on these pages than to my main 'widgets' section!
I've just checked my logs and realised that around Nov/Dec '04 the traffic to my 'unrelated' affiliate stuff dissapeared completely - I mean zero referrals from Google
I didn't notice at the time, because coincidentally, I picked up more referrals from Yahoo & MSN at about the same time, so the total figure was about the same - and I don't very often scour through my logs in minute detail to see where every referral is coming from.
Also, traffic from Google to my widget related pages seems to have increased slightly.
So is this about 'Themes' - has anyone else noticed a drop in Google traffic to 'Off Theme' areas of their site
Yahoo & MSN continue to provide referrals to both 'Theme' and 'Off Theme' areas.