wingslevel - 2:36 pm on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
back to panda 2 effects. my traffic drop was fairly benign compared to the big percentages that were reported by the adsense/content sites. beginning yesterday, though, i started seeing some positive signs. traffic vollume gained back about a third of the loss, but, more importantly, conversion rate was normal.
just guessing, but, i have seen this before - as new algos come to life, there is a lag to the longtail as they get mixed in to the serps. crawl activity has been at historic levels and i can "feel" the different indexes getting swapped around - i'll see poor traffic for an hour, then record traffic for an hour, then normal etc. - my main one and two word keyword rankings have been stable - it is longtail flux