| 9:07 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Quickest way to find out is to remove the script quickly and see if the site returns.
Do it quickly though.
| 9:09 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|Part of this project was adding tags to the destination urls |
| 9:24 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
There were several updates to Google's algorithms Thursday-Friday, Panda 20, The "low quality" EMD update and something to do with images. I'd look into those as possibilities.
| 9:31 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
| 4:57 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Google possibly not liking Bing ppc, interesting indeed. Surely Google wouldn't slam pages for that.... or would they.
My guess is that because it's at the beginning of your page code that it's technically pushed down your content. Can't you move the script to the bottom of the page so that Google bot gets your content first? Or maybe move the script to an exterior file and link to it instead.
| 7:16 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Leaseman I did some updates to one of my big sites on the same day as you, I then got a drop in serps, I thought it was something I did but I have similar sites that I didn't update they got hit also. You have more than likely been hit with either Panda or EMD update! Check you analytics or WMT account if the drop happened the 27th then you have been hit by the latest Google update
| 7:30 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
have you checked GWT or done a fetch as googlebot to make sure there aren't technical problems?
i would look at the updates that occurred immediately before your rankings drop.
panda 20 rolled out on thursday and was going to take 3-4 days; EMD (if that is relevant) rolled out the day before your drop.
Panda 20 - a Full Update - 2012-09-27:
Algo Change Targets Low Quality Exact Match Domains 9-28-2012: