bendee - 4:30 pm on Sep 27, 2004 (gmt 0) Ben
We noticed a huge drop the 23rd and 24th as well. We have a large music site with thousands of pages of original content but recently added a certain rodent's amazon store script to power our ecommerce links. I believe google is laying the smackdown on sites that have any duplicate content or obvious affiliate stuff. Our home page and topical urls went from first page of the SERPs to page 10+.
I think the party is over for amazon affiliates...
Does anybody know a good cd and video drop-ship merchant that isn't overexposed thru thousands of scripted sites?