thegypsy - 5:12 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hey gang, I thought I'd drop in and give some perspective on the timing issue. From the data I have seen, here's a few highlights on the tests Hubpages ran;
Test one was June 23 and gains were made by early July
Test two was July 1 and gains were made by July 09
Test three was June 23 gains made by July 02
and there were a few others. Point being that all the changes were made between June 23 and July 1. All gains were within a week or so. The traffic gains themselves were between 60-80%. Nothing to sneeze at.
I would go with what SGT said as far as waiting until the dust settles prior to calling this a real 'fix' for Panda. The (limited) evidence I have seen is compelling, but time will tell.
Oh, right.. for those not familiar with me (don't get by here as much as I'd like) I am that 'David Harry' character mentioned at the end of the WSJ article. I was involved in the story since Tuesday morning and have a fairly intimate knowledge of the situation. And NO, I do not work for HPs, I simply know the reporter from past interviews and he came to me for some context on the story.
I guess what makes me go hmmmmmmm is that they would bother going to the WSJ about their approach instead of keeping quiet. Oh well...
Anyway, there's a little more context for ya'll