internetheaven - 7:49 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
has anyone heard from matt or the like for any type of G answer to what so many of us our experiencing?
He's only holiday in the far east ... and he'd just given up Caffeine before going too ... I'm running out of tin foil ...
I run a uk only site (the one that has lost 90% of traffic) and I am getting more traffic from china and luxembourg so far this month
You are not alone. It's the middle east and germany for my UK site.
1. URL+initial Title has more importance on kw, just try a longtail kw and see.
2. Internal link juice is greatly diminished.
3. "fresh" content sites on steroids - has gone overboard with adding link juice internally as can be seen by sites like ezine, associatecontent, squidoo, etc.. ranking absurdly on so many terms.
4. additional logic added to site structure to determine site classification (you selling something or reviewing it, better not try to both, get lost in the wash).
If you come at that theory from the point of view that Google wants to rank "borderline relevant" pages with Adsense on them for phrases, it makes more sense to me. We're still getting good traffic numbers ... it is no longer relevant traffic and our Adsense clickthroughs have more than quadrupled in the past week.