backdraft7 - 12:48 am on Apr 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Saturday update - serps still look reasonably good. (just thankful we didn't get totally dropped) Have lost a few good producing phrases, and still seeing little to no listing for the singular versions of two word phrases that we used to rank well on.
While traffic volume is definitely down (by 300 to 500 unique visits per day over last year and the year before) quality is down even further. The suggestion results at the bottom of the page for my niche used to be spot on for us, but now it's hit or miss. Right now quality seems to be the biggest issue. I can go 8 hours or more with no sales conversions, then suddenly 5 sales within a 10 minute period. WTF?
Just ran a keyword ranking report for my site and see many +2, +3 moves, a few -1, but many the same. It's clear the sort continues.
One other observation on the shaping issue - the past 5 days have produced the exact same number of sales each day. That has never happened. Very strange indeed.