Msg#: 4240366 posted 2:45 am on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
with just a small 3 day sample I would not panic quite yet. Make sure your DNS are all set properly, I once had an issue where I was losing about 20% of my traffic because many people cant access my server due to the DNS not being setup properly.
Is all of your traffic from search engines? How much search engine traffic are you missing?
I would wait at least a week more before you start to panic, it could be nothing.
Msg#: 4240366 posted 3:14 pm on Dec 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've seen some drops in traffic on my clients sites, it's hard to tell whether is seasonal, or whether it's algorithmic. I wonder if 'Places' rolled out more extensively? Has anyone else seen these drops?
Msg#: 4240366 posted 4:24 pm on Dec 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I saw drops from Mayday, and drops from Black Wednesday, both heavily documented... These past few weeks have been terrible, and at least someone else is seeing something similar (HuskyPup)... I have to think its Places or other algorithmic changes, I doubt Facebook is eating up this much traffic, tbh. Any other webmasters noticing a particularly terrible november/december? Is this widespread enough to warrant another update name? (I've always wanted to name one of those)...