tedster - 11:30 pm on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
it's as if Google is sending completely the wrong type of visitors
There are many of these observations in this thread at this point. Has anyone analyzed the keywords of their Google traffic to get more of a handle on what's gone wrong?
There were other comments here that Webmaster Tools is showing very wrong top-level keywords for their site. That might also be a reflection of whatever this particular screw-up is all about.
I'm also wondering how it might be related to the "better sites for long-tail traffic" goal that Google says they are trying to achieve. Robert Charlton mentioned above that Google should be working to "tune" their data better right now, and I certainly hope that's true. Some members have seen signs that it may be the case.
None of the sites I'm currently working with are showing this kind of disturbance, thankfully, but I certainly see really poor SERPs when I use Google search. They look like those Bing "search overload" TV commercials sound.
If Google doesn't tune things a whole lot better, and VERY soon, they're actually helping those Bing ads to achieve their aim!