Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:24 am on Sep 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Massive drop (50%) on the 22nd. My site is 50% informational pages (guides, how to, etc) and 50% transactional pages (mix of affiliate and my product) and ONLY the transactional pags got nuked. eBay has jumped to top 3 on almost all major transactional (product) keywords related to my niche followed by mostly big brand stores.
Prior to the change smaller stores and informational sites did rank for transactional queries.... but not anymore.
BIG change imo. Google is indeed favoring known big brands since the 22nd, unfortunately I can't match their ad spend or pr department budgets so... thanks Google.