drall - 7:26 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: drall at 7:35 pm (utc) on Sep 20, 2010]
Reno, the first set of numbers from 05 are just rough estimates from memory. I can digup my logs from then and get a actual number if you guys want.
Tedster, yep! Whatever it is it's extremely complex. I mean to balance that across tens of thousands of different queries per day just for us is way to hard to get my mind around. It has to be some form of realtime domain level balancing. I have tried everything possible to escape it. After 4 years nothing has worked.
Lapizuli, the pattern remains the same. We stopped growing in 2005 in Google organically at the same time that the throttling started.
We have had a few knocks down like mayday but when this happens a new baseline is set. So lets say in 2005 we did 46k per day, now it's 36k per day, every day. Most updates dont effect us but mayday did.
Every one of my competitors which is in the hundreds all got whacked by Mayday. All lost 25-75% of their Google search traffic. As far as I know, NONE increased.
Whatever it is, it's real. Our best guess here at the office is Google wanted to spread around the traffic to keep as many adsense publishers happy as possible and to also not have any one company solely dominate any given niche. Also it gives the little fella a chance.
It's all good, there are limits to everything:) I made a post about this a couple years ago but not many folks believed me. Seems like more are seeing the same thing now which is comforting in a sick sort of way.
[edited by: drall at 7:35 pm (utc) on Sep 20, 2010]