jimbeetle - 9:16 pm on Jun 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
In my experience, if you do everything right, the worst case scenario is a 25% drop in traffic for about 3 months. However, most of the time it's more like a 10% drop for 4-6 weeks before things return to normal.
I basically agree, but not all sites are the same and it's not always the case. And this board gets a lot of "I've changed my site 3 days ago and don't know why I lost traffic and rankings and when are they going to come back and I don't know why Google doesn't like me and please help," threads from, erm, unaware folks, who shouldn't be encouraged to think they can change their sites willy-nilly and only suffer a few weeks hit.
And it sounds like you did most everything right, topstar. Good luck.