carfac - 3:07 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
>>> the new layout the traffic is going the loss in traffic is probably going to the tool belt, froogle, ppc adword or product ads..
This is assuming a commercial site, correct? My site is info, no sales. So Froogle does not play into my loss of traffic. Natural searches for my terms in the new layout do not look significately different than the old results- some adwords but those have always been there.
Bing and Yahoo hits are not up.
So 10K+ hits a day are just somewhere else for me. And a lot of other people on here. They are NOT going to Froogle, and I see no reason for that many to suddenly turn to Adwords (no layout changes that would give that many more diversions from the search results). And somehow I do not think that total searched to Google just went down by 1/3 starting April 28th.
The simplest explination is often the correct one. Google is reshuffling their results, and the filters are not yet in.
I can only think they are going to Spammy sites. The sort of webmasters who do not much frequent this site.