---- Google Referrals Way Down Since the SERP LayOut Change?
pontifex - 5:59 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Basically I disagree to split this Layout effect from the Algo updates...
There is soooo much going on on Google that it is very hard to carve out the reasons for traffic changes:
I see the search parameters now sometimes added as "...#hl=en&q=phrase" which totally annoys me and makes the traffic impact for single keywords unmeasurable unless you use G-Analytics - bad move - really bad!
I started to query via proxies in D.C., CA, and Chicago in the US and 2 locations in Germany. Every time the whole SERP mutates like a techno video.
The new layout moves the results around which must have an impact on AdWords clicks, too
The MAYDAY/long tail thing just adds to this confusion!
Now that said: even as an experienced SEO it became damn hard to root the reasons for traffic changes to one single cause, if you did not note EACH AND EVERY position for the keywords which brought you traffic over the last weeks!
That means: has anyone noted down EVERY referer keyword to their site over a few weeks and the position of it?