walkman - 12:24 am on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
If I had to guess at a critical change in this algo change right now, I'd guess that backlinks are being scored in a whole new way. I think lots of backlink credit has been wiped out, especially the kind that any webmaster can just dummy up on their own - as opposed to the kind that takes another website thinking your site is worth recommending to their own visitors.
I can report the exact opposite tedster, and I'm not dramatizing. My main bread and butter site is the one I'm very careful with links, especially from my own sites. That site has many links from sites that are valued by Google (they have plenty of varied backlinks, largely on my topic, fresh tags, good traffic) yet it lost traffic. That site also has many links from Twitter, FB and others socials.
Other sites that have ROS from my other sites and many lazy links saw an increase on indexed pages and traffic.
Most importantly I'm baffled at the inconsistency of Google results and referrals I get, there's no way it's a daily flux thing given the huge discrepancy. If anyone thinks that Caff is here, they are wrong. First Google would have announced it, and second, this [126.96.36.199...] the original caff, is different from any Google.com I have searched on manually. Caff shows on most IP searches via SEO tools but apparently they aren't getting much play time on Google.com
On Edit: maybe, just maybe Google decided that I got to many links too fast and placed the 'new' ones all on hold. That's the only logical thing I can think of. The link rate was faster than normal but that's because I got involved with social nets and many links flowed.