backdraft7 - 2:13 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Jez123 - yes, it has been stabilizing over the past few days, but I'm hesitant about getting too excited. Traffic is up considerably, but conversions are still less than the past two years. I could attribute that simply to the economy, but my niche relies on a slow economy, so it doesn't quite click.
I have noticed a HUGE jump is key phrases. About a week ago I checked at it was around 5,000 so far for the month. Today I checked again and it doubled to over 10,000. It appears long tail might be back, but it's probably a glitch. In AWSTASTS my Search Keyphrases for "Other phrases" shows 29,655!
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.
How's that for guarded pessimism?
@ohno - have you done any type of site tweaks? We have always been on the same page, but it seems like you are now seeing different results. I deleted a lot of old blog posts, cleaned up meta tags and did some other site tweaks. Not sure if that helped or not...we'll see.