mhansen - 1:40 pm on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
We're seeing very low volume of referrals this morning from Google specifically. All our rankings seem to be in order, both personalized and verbatim search.
What we are noticing however, are quite a bit of incomplete search strings, incomplete words in the strings etc, characters in strings (commas, hyphens, etc), almost like Google Suggest is a bigger factor in todays' results.
- blu widg
- blue widge
- blu idgets
- blue, widget
- blue - widgets
etc.... Not sure how we can tie it to Google Plus Google+ Personalization, or its a result of the new personalization. (actually, shouldn't be, or we wouldn't see the terms in referral strings, right? Aren't they secure for logged in users?)
This is our busiest time of year for search traffic (2-3 months after the holidays) and I hate to see our organic traffic affected by changes at Google... back to the drawing board.