Sgt_Kickaxe - 4:34 pm on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
My site is "thick" in nature with guides and how-to's and a section of my site offers affiliate links to various related products as well as image, descriptions(written by me), ratings and discussion on those pages.
Starting sometime around Feb 14th the traffic to the affiliate pages on my site began to dry up, seemingly more pages being affected each day. Traffic is now down roughly 90% to my affiliate pages since feb 14th which was already a reduced amount from a previous lowering of traffic to these types of pages.
Today I'm getting 1 visitor for what would have been roughly 200 just 9 months ago, or roughly 0.5% of the traffic, but only to these pages. The rest of the site was not affected and remains strong.
Are pages with more than 1-2 affiliate links now poisonous to traffic received from Google? Is anyone experiencing the same?