deadsea - 1:18 am on Nov 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm in a niche like the sports scores example. If a site in my niche hasn't been updated in a week, it is next to useless.
I publish update dates prominently on my site and many of my competitors don't. I think that this change looks good for my site. According to Google analytics I already have about 90% of the traffic compared to last Thursday with 6 hours still to go.