scottsonline - 3:31 pm on Nov 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ted true but what they had was working fine. The solution to the problem of a growing amount of documents isn't to eliminate them based on who buys the most links, being as big as amazon et al.
The algorithm right now - if you want to knock out your competitor for several days upload a feed to amazon. You will take over the top spots almost immediately since 10/19.
There is no way that unilaterally removing this many pages is a good thing. That is clear when major sites are taking 25% hits. In our niche the top 10 suppliers are all down per the metrics and the top ten resellers are down since around 10/20. Where did that traffic go? I don't know but I bet google search numbers and adwords sales are both going to be up.
There are product searches I'm doing today that return pages full of sites in bing that don't return a single site selling the product in google. It's like they've detuned exact matches so much if you didn't spam your titles you are in penalty.
Traffic week over week is done 20% with google post Friday. Adwords impressions are down about 15% with a higher position. It could be the election and holiday but I doubt it.
I saw the wildly fluctuating results before most acknowledged changes were in motion. As Fridays change hits the other niches hold onto your wallets. They just took away another 20% and it was almost entirely the traffic we converted at 50%. The sites rolling in above ours are all stuffed with the 9$ for 1000 backlink sites.