Shaddows - 9:14 am on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Right, this conversation is losing coherence.
"There are major changes in longtail traffic" is not the equivalent of "Google is serving bad results".
"Longtail traffic loss coincides with increased gbot activity" is a legitimate datapoint, especially if it is observed without prejudice to cause and effect.
This thread is supposed to be about observations on SERP changes. As such, members posting about changes should not be interpretted as "complaining" but rather "contributing".
Of course, some contributions could be more helpful. "Me too", "I've lost traffic (no site data forthcoming)" and, yes, "SERPS are crap (no details provided)" are among my personal hates.
A more refined perception of the difference between "here's my raw data, interpret it for me" and "here's my meta-analysis, please critique" would also be welcome.