walkman - 3:56 pm on Oct 5, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: walkman at 4:00 pm (utc) on Oct 5, 2011]
I don't understand the mismatched traffic thing. I mean, you have a title and meta description that adequately describes the URL, right? The traffic isn't being sent directly; the user has to click on something. And granted Google will rewrite elements, which is annoying, but I haven't seen a rewrite that's THAT off the mark. So how is it Google is suddenly sending mismatched traffic?
Netmeg, your sites aside (and I say that since you seem to be algo proof compared to us poor n00b souls), they are a lot of long tail key terms. The 'good sites' get the plum keywords, others are stuck with almost 100% long tail.
Say I have /nike-shoes and someone searches for "Nike shoes size 13 black color." I have Nike shoes but not size 13. Bounce. Maybe because we're still learning, but we haven't figured it out how to include all that in the title or description. You know, "don't click here if you want size 13 because I don't have it." If I do, then I have to leave something else out.
[edited by: walkman at 4:00 pm (utc) on Oct 5, 2011]