slinky101 - 1:16 am on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
All affected sites are in different niches and as such very little or no interlinking. All sites had different standing before the trouble: some had great traffic, some not so much. Some had many incoming links, some less, some had new links added recently, some had not. Sites are evenly distributed between different servers on different IPs. Most have dedicated IPs. A couple had server issues and were down for more than 24 hours just couple days ago but most run perfectly for years. All built on the same CMS (not WP) but templates vary widely - a product of many years of disparate development.
Just about the only thing that ties them together (other than most are under the same WMT account, but even then not all are) is that they are all forums.
Am I just feeding the flames of my paranoia or some of you guys can also confirm weaker standing for forums in this new update?
Both my forums have had a big drop in traffic today too. Analytics has us down about 30%. Yet the main keywords remain at No1 spots. Went to a (californian) proxy to check the site: command. Pages are down from 278,000 to 34,000 and the other down from 128,000 to 4,000.
A UK proxy is still showing the 278,000 results.
My other sites ( not forums ).. are as normal. Don't know if this is caffine exactly..but if you're paranoid, then sign me up to the club ! My forums have definately had a big drop today too as opposed to my static sites.