garyr_h - 2:59 am on May 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Bill_H I'm non-ecomm. I'm not exactly too sure how big of a drop I had experienced over the past few weeks because of Mother's Day is usually a big traffic draw. Monday was somewhat normal, but the sudden afternoon high and drop at night happened on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. So I'm thinking something had to occur on March 15 or is in progress. I saw this same sort of traffic during the last Panda update (but of course, my traffic was up that time!).
So it makes me wonder if something big is happening or is about to occur.
What I have noticed is a huge difference in personalized search, though. It is to the point of ridiculous. They are showing results for things which I searched for a few days ago for something completely unrelated. I'm quite positive this is affecting everyone.
For example, if I search for a bug on Tuesday and a specific tree on Thursday, they'll try to list things about bugs in that tree. Or, most commonly, list something about the bug but pages which have the word "tree" somewhere on the page and most likely has nothing to do with anything.