SnowMan68 - 5:45 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I guess it was more of a big drop in overall traffic for a lot of the sites that I was monitoring in my niche. While they dropped to pages 2 and 3 for most of their prominent short tail stuff, overall traffic plummeted 70-90 percent. I know that what I use to track the google referrals isn't exact, it does give a pretty good indication (positive or negative) how the site is doing in the google serps. From what I could tell the only link building being done was through blog posts, social bookmarking and directory links.