dusky - 3:34 pm on May 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
OK, still no joy since the 24th, still buried on page 4 and onwards, however, gbot is still at it like never before, I have to forward all alarms to my phone in case that server goes down because of it, the last time I seen gbot activity like this on our authority sites was Florida and BD updates. Some of those actually became large sites since and one was demoted and lost 90% of its traffic after BD and never recovered until this Mid April, when it started seeing some recovery, then bang now 90% of its traffic, mostly long tail disappeared.
So, to everyone with the "long tail traffic algo change" theory, I have joined your club. Further to that, is there a correlation between gbot massively increased activity and loss of traffic, that is, while the traffic is at 10-50% of its usual, DEPENDING ON YOUR SITUATION gbot is busy hitting your sites, I appreciate this one question survey!