dazzlindonna - 3:02 am on Sep 26, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 3:34 am (utc) on Sep 26, 2011]
I'd be interested to know if anyone has had the opposite experience - i.e. a big increase in traffic after significant speed improvements.
Not sure how much of a correlation there is, but here's what just happened to me today. This is on my pandalized site, which I'd managed to finally get back almost to the point of full recovery. Basically, it was hit in Panda 1.0 badly, with its main phrase going from #1 to #80ish (along with everything else dropping too, but for the sake of examples, we'll just talk about this one phrase). After much work, I'd gotten the phrase back to #6 or #7 and it's stayed there for many weeks. Two days ago, I started using <a distributed cloud-based caching service> on the site, to speed it up. Today, that phrase went to #3. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.
[edit reason] no specific companies, please [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 3:34 am (utc) on Sep 26, 2011]