alecs - 5:42 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok it all sounds scary, i experienced a 30 % drop in traffic, 50 % drop in adsense, a do not use google analytics. However there are a few things that make me think :
1) after year and years of tweaking their algo i refuse to believe that this is the best they can do(do you really think google has arrived to the conslusion that scrapers or twitter pages should rank better than the original sites?) so i tend to believe the whole bubble sort is not over yet, and the fact that crappy sites appear in top results is because we only see the bottom part of the piramid at this point.
2) there are simply to many people complaining about traffic and revenue loss, with all kinds of websites and from various niches
3) what is also curious is that the long tail keywords have dropped but the main keywords remained the same...at least in my situation.
There are too many things that simply do not make sense, so i think it is better to wait and see how it will all look like when it settles down.