thedonald123 - 7:00 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm seeing no difference whatsoever in US traffic and a 20% increase in International traffic.
Less than 1% of queries noticeably affected in the U.S. & 1% worldwide.
It would seem from the Twitter post that this update effected International more then US. Is anyone else seeing such a large discrepancy between US and non-US?
Also, as many have reported, since last week, I think before Friday but not sure, (Is it Panda related or Penguin?) I've been seeing some very specific websites getting 4-7 results per page in each niche, especially on page 2 or 3 of SERPS. My website is one of the 2 "lucky" ones that I've seen this with (no real increase in traffic just rankings). It seems to me that Google is only doing this with the websites they deem the authority sites in the niche. My website was hit by Panda 2.0 back in April 2011 and didn't recover until November 2011. Along with the recovery came this new status of Authority site. Since November I've seen more and more evidence that the status of an Authority site is a life saver. This website wasn't hit by Penguin although it has the same problems as my other sites which were hit by penguin. Also, duplicate content doesn't seem to effect it as much negatively.
Displaying 4-7 results from the same site on a SERP can't possibly be what Google wants in the long term. It must be a bug or a result of all the penalties creating a hole which needs to be filled, so Google is filling it with the sites they've deemed Authority or trustworthy.