crobb305 - 3:09 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am being UNPANDALIZED - many of my pandalized sites are being gradually UNPANDALIZED!
Is it just me, or is this a more general phenomenon?
A lot of people are reporting improvements in the past 24 hours, especially in this thread [webmasterworld.com...] . Yesterday I reported a 45% improvement. Today that number is up to 60% improvement. So as of today, I have recovered about 60% of my traffic. It is NOT full recovery as of yet. Rather, it is a very phrase-specific recovery. I am back to number 1 with sitelinks for key phrases; but, modifying the phrase to put the words in reverse order often throws me down to page 3.
Monday, my recovery was 10%. Yesterday 45%. Today 60%. This is definitely an upward trend, as more phrases pop in. But until I see those key phrases ranking in reverse order, I won't declare victory. We have seen traffic surges prior to a spanking, so I don't know if it will stick.
I will also say that my bounce rate is at its lowest point in 9 months. It would seem that the quality of traffic has improved. It may be due to the fact that I have not recovered my trophy phrases (not in the top 100), but those have never converted for me.