idolw - 8:59 am on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
A dramatic loss of ranking and traffic.
I saw a dramatic loss of traffic to one of our sites - we lost between 50-70% of google referrals. What happened however is a loss of traffic for some certain (optimised) phrases. An URL went from page1 to page 8 for [keyword1], but ranks fine for a bunch of other keywords.
So before you all start running to un-link your sites from any other site on the web, make sure you get rid of proper anchor text links.
Is a loss of rankings only for certain keyword-page combinations an effect of the Penguin Update?
Or is the Penguin Update supposed to work sitewide and my issue may be simply inbound links losing power?