"always amusing to see / hear how a vocal minority on a forum, becomes.. "everybody" "
Agreed. Not helpful.
I don't understand why people are posting in this thread if they have written Google off, or decided that they don't need Google traffic, or that they'll concentrate on Bing because they don't like what Google is doing etc etc.
Why fill the thread with noise?
I saw a change in our positions that happened overnight, sometime between between 11pm GMT on 12th Oct and 9am GMT on 13th Oct. I saw no additional change in our positions overnight between 13th and 14th Oct.
Was this UK specific or global? What dates did others see the latest significant shuffle? So far we've only gone a couple of days in a row without seeing at least a little flux in our results since the 2.5 day at the end of Sept, but this change between 12th and 13th of this month was the biggest so far.
Also, for our key terms, variation between Google.com and Google UK is the most marked I've seen in ages.
We are a UK regional business. We do not target any non UK audience, hence my focus on UK SERPs.