Martin_Ice_Web - 11:35 am on Oct 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
your measurements have a small error.
All of your measurments implify that google serves the most relevant serps. That meens there have been no tweeks to do, like panda iteration. If google does not serve the best serps, google canīt measure anything. We all know that there are short periods where bounce rate is very little and conversions are very good. But then google tweeks around an bounce rate/conversions are very bad.
I think we are all on a wrong way. Why should google send 400.000 users to a forum before panda and then cut to half? That would only make sence if google ould change their mind about what is good and not. But this forums gained that amount of visitors through google because poeple liked the forum and linked to it. Question is now, didnīt google served the best serps until panda? This does not match to the poor quality/bounce rate etc. measurements.
I think it is googles internal - stand alone - war against scrappers and linkfarms. We just suffer from it and there is alomst no chance for google to win it.
Do not change your sites, cause this will look like google gaming ( this is what scrappers will do ).
Forget about the users will change to bing/yahoo. Google is miles ahead, by giving the users some extra information ( local results, google maps and and and ). I like google mutch, although it servs realy bad results and does not send me the visitors Iīd like to have.