thaidomain - 12:52 pm on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)
Just to add an international flavour. I am running about 15 websites related to Thailand. My two main sites, both 'hand-made' extensive web directories, have been seriously hit by the latest Google rearrangements. It happened on 25 August and I had seen it coming, because for the last few weeks Google never visited at all (before there were daily visits). As a result, traffic dropped by about 70% overnight. My smaller websites are doing as before, and actually a few of them are picking up traffic. One site, somewhat of a mirror site of my two main sites, and a site I hardly ever look at any more, now starts getting more traffic. Interestingly, and likely coincidental, the two main sites affected are hosted in U.S. with a well known 'asp' sites webhost, that also has does a lot of free webhosting. My other sites are on other servers. It was mentioned that the latest update was travel related, and possibly Thailand-related websites fall in that category. I have Google advertisements running on the site, and certainly Google will have a few hundreds dollars less income now from my sites, due to the much decreased traffic.