drall - 1:53 am on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
trinorthlighting, I will give that a shot.
Reno, as best as we can tell traffic is being sent to mashup type sites which all saw a large increase in search share starting at the same time as we all dropped. The traffic drop we can live with, though it's the first time we really have dropped in a large scale in 12 years it was just a matter of time before some update whacked us.
Comforting and disturbing to see hundreds of my competitors all going through the same thing. Funny thing is that according to quantcast Googles pageviews have skyrocketed right around the same time as Mayday rolled out.
Whitey, I see the same thing in most of our competitors. Search numbers look exactly like ours, no spikes, no curves just flatline except when mayday hit then they all dove at the same time and then reflatlined. None have recovered to pre mayday numbers. The site we are talking about serves pages at 1.1 - 1.3 seconds.
Tallon, Im sorry I got you discouraged. I think I first posted here about this in 05 or 06 but I cant remember. For us at least nothing has changed. I gave up and started putting my growth efforts other places.
I really think it all boils down to one thing, at the end of the day Google has a finite amount of unique visitors to spread around to us. As long as we play by the rules we are allowed an allowance of those visitors up to a point.