Sgt_Kickaxe - 1:17 am on Jul 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
The 5-8% of filtered terms... are highly targeted searches by informed consumers that didn't need the magic intervention of Google trying to divine what it was they really wanted.
I agree completely scottsonline, I'm seeing the same thing, the best of the best is the traffic I see missing too since my conversion rate fell by MUCH more than just that 5-8% of visitors Google finds me no longer worthy of helping. ie: a few (18% in my case) less visitors, a ton less conversions (nearly 48%).
I'd appreciate it if Google kept the BOTTOM 5-8% instead. I don't think there's anything we can "fix" as webmasters, which we've all been wasting our time trying to do since Mayday.