John_C - 4:05 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think the update is still far from being over on Google.
If in May I had no problems whatsover (actually traffic increased with over 20% for me), June 2nd was the day where the traffic simply dropped for me from google with over 95%.
I have been working on a niche that I found decent, making money to live, not getting rich.. As said, the site focused on that niche compeltly dropped. It has been updated regularly, new relevant content all the time, good linking, it was ranking top 3 for the past year, now I on page 6 on Google.
What makes it more interesting is that the particular long tail I was ranking for brings in interesting top results. Quite many sites in top 10 are new (1 page sites), no back links, few content. One of the sites listed there is also mine - the .com domain of that particular tail - 1 page, with the phrase and also the "-coming soon-" text. Absolutely nothing else, no linkins built. I have never used that domain because it includes trade marks, and said it's not worth it ruining by relationship with the partner I have been working with for so long.
But this is a fact for past 5 days. Websites with few or no content, not offeing exactly what users were looking for, outrank me.
So back to what i said in the begining, I think the update is far from being over, cause if it is, than Google has a major problem delivering such results.