Shaddows - 10:45 am on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
@aparraga - almost back to normal. Traffic started increasing on the 2nd (and possibly the first, but Holidays are slow anyway), but really picked up on 3rd.
Anchor text repeated on many pages within a site pointing to a page on that specific subject is working very strongly and is outweighing external backlinks
...only embedded links (think wikipedia) rather than through navigation. I think this has hurt alot of lontail ecom, because the products are only reached after decending the nav structure, which contain the keywords. Now you need onsite anchors AWAY from nav.
It will be difficult for many automated ecoms to achieve, as the simplest method is to create articles on site. You know, actual unique wordy content, and then point it at products.
I'm not sure it's "too easy to spam". Content is content, and is hard to fake.