bwnbwn - 2:27 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
internetheaven to answer your question. Not all keywords just don't have time to qualify this but a vast majority including long tale.
Can someone with a top 3 ranking on Google, Yahoo AND Bing for all their keywords come forward and state that they have lost 40%-90% traffic?
From the recent changes our sites positions have actually improved very much. The strange part is first is was Google then Bing and now Yahoo it is almost like the SE's are spidering themselves to compare, but I know that isn't the case. It is just wierd how it has worked out.
57.44% www.google.com Google use to be 65% or greater
17.88% www.bing.com use to be 2-3%
12.34% search.yahoo.com use to be 21-25%
Yahoo use to be were Bing is but in the last year positions have changed.
Now I am in a industry that suffered much from the recession and by that jobs millions were lost for 2 years so using my data can be unstable.
We have not lost traffic but we have not gained it either. You would think that in the last month getting top positions or top 3 would open the flood gates, not the case here. We have actually just continued to run about the same numbers give or take a small %.
What does this mean? I relly feel the improving economy has taken the people outta the house and back to work and the pool of searchers in my nitch has dropped big time.
There are so many things going on right now but we must not forget the economy can play a huge role in the traffic volume, and with the multiple fronts we are facing right now it is really hard to try to narrow down a specific reason.
I feel there are multiple causes and will just continue what I am doing and ride it out.
I really do feel the pain and pressure with loss of positions been there. I just never quit what I have learned over the years and suggest you guys continue what worked in the past and sit tight.