tedster - 6:55 pm on Aug 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
We will have monthly threads for as long as people want to discuss changes in the Google SERPs, anand.
I'm interested in the question Shaddows asked in July:
Has anyone seen a -950 OOP recently? I haven't, and none seem to be reported any more.
My answer was that I haven't seen or heard of it recently. I think it's been replaced by yo-yo rankings - dayparting results that change during different parts of the day.
I'm also quite intrigued by the number of people who are reporting:
1. Rankings go up but traffic goes down
2. Traffic cycles between poorly-targeted and well-targeted, even though the total stays level
3. Rankings are lost after a template change, even though textual content and URLs do not change
4. Traffic fluctuates wildly during the day, or from day to day
Anyone have insights into any of that?