mhansen - 9:49 pm on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just as an FYI... One of our trash sites we keep remotely located in a Siberian (no offense) server, fully insulated from everything else we do, started breathing again out of nowhere on the 20th.
We built this site after the Mayday algo change last year to monitor what goes on in the world of Google, as it relates to thin affiliate sites, and have not touched it since. (150-ish pages, 100% datafeed)
- There have been no previous fluctuations to this site in any of the Panda changes. (No increase in visitors, no decrease)
On October 20th - traffic from Google suddenly picked up with many of the visitors coming from buying signal terms. (price, review, cost, comparison, etc) After looking deeper, Googlebot came calling and re-indexed the entire site on Oct 14th.
We tend to look at the site on major changes... that's it. Could this shift at this site mean that the change on the 20th was MORE than just a Panda change? Maybe a shift toward the usual commerce algo that rolls out for Xmas shop[ping season every year?