Msg#: 4425812 posted 8:44 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
corepartner wrote: 1. I have been noticing HUGE spike in "Kilobytes downloaded per day" under crawl stats from the day my site got hit and this trend is still continuing.
One of my company's sites also saw a large increase in kilobytes downloaded per day a little after the middle of January, but it also saw a huge increase in pages crawled per day.
Unfortunately, I'm convinced both of those were/are the result of an issue with a calendar application on the website. (Nearly 500k URLs discovered on a site with just over 1k actual pages, nearly 10k of those indexed—essentially "empty" and duplicate. I swear I noindex'ed those pages, too... *mutters*)
Msg#: 4425812 posted 9:37 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
This algorithmic change noticeably affects less than 1% of searches globally. That means that in less than one in 100 searches, a typical user might notice a reordering of results on the search page. If you believe that your website has been affected by the page layout algorithm change, consider how your web pages use the area above-the-fold and whether the content on the page is obscured or otherwise hard for users to discern quickly. You can use our Browser Size tool, among many others, to see how your website would look under different screen resolutions.
If you decide to update your page layout, the page layout algorithm will automatically reflect the changes as we re-crawl and process enough pages from your site to assess the changes. How long that takes will depend on several factors, including the number of pages on your site and how efficiently Googlebot can crawl the content. On a typical website, it can take several weeks for Googlebot to crawl and process enough pages to reflect layout changes on the site.