tristanperry - 8:18 am on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yep, something happened. Yesterday seen a 81.1% drop in traffic compared to the day before, or a 75.8% drop compared to the month's daily average.
It isn't a UK only drop either. The % of traffic from each country (including the UK) is the same - there's just (much) less of it.
Ah well, que sera sera. I guess after reading these forums post-panda I was half expecting something to happen. It does go to show that - even if my site's traffic recovers - you can't rely on Google. Anything which can click your fingers and take away 75-80% of your traffic can't be relied on.
I hate to be cynical but I imagine google employees look at the businesses they ruined as nothing more than collateral damage in their quest for a better "something".
I know what you're saying and I do sort of agree - but at the level Google play at (by that I mean, with hundreds of millions of websites, billions of web pages), they sort of have to deal in the abstract.
It's like a Government can't meet every worker who loses their job. They have to deal in the abstract; with just numbers.
So despite Google acting like they're close to webmasters etc, they're just like most huge companies - they deal in the abstract and with numbers, not with personal stories, 99% of the time.
I know what you're saying though.