drall - 1:46 am on May 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
But I didnt ask for membership to the club Dusky! Do I get some sort of t-shirt? Maybe one that says MAYDAY ran over my website and all I got was this lousy t-shirt?
Thanks 1-script, decade plus of focusing on content and the user got us those links. One of my competitors I have talked to that is experiencing this as well has 3 times that. Given your feedback 1-script I can throw out my theory I had going.
I sure hope the later suggestion Tedster makes is the case.
"fat belly", I love that tedster. More detailed parsing looks to be very centered around 3 term but I am seeing a noted drop in 4 and 5 as well.
Pounding through the piles of data across top 200,000 terms per week so far I can see the following
0% drop in single term, actually a 4% increase in single term
6% drop in two term
36% drop in three term
12% drop in four plus term
Will post back when I can get more refined data. Never really bothered looking past three term to much but I guess I wont have to bother now that the low hanging fruit has now fallen off the tree.
Oh and one last thing, I mentioned and several other members have mentioned the disappearance of the deepcrawl starting mid january. A few days ago the deep crawl got turned on to the sites that it was turned off on in January. Gbot is hammering the server for the last few days, and I do mean hammering, never seen anything like it.
Grepped the log and traced, it is 100% gbot and not some russian exploit crawler.
This is only happening to the very same sites that have been hit by this update. Could be a fluke, doubt it though. Has to be related somehow.