xcoder - 11:54 pm on Sep 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is not true at all. There are plenty of sites that have seen increased traffic. You just won't see too many of them being very vocal about it on here.
Nonsense. I have more then 10 content websites covering a range of topics. From hobby electronics to pet care. About half of them are ecommrece.
I also run/manage about 8 websites for small business in my area as well as a couple of websites for small business clients overseas (US).
Furthermore, i have many items listed over third party ecom stores like ebay, bonnaza, ecrater, gumtree etc. (talk about not having all your eggs in one basket)
The sites are all hosted over different servers (NO GD hosting or DNS here) and are not interconnected in any way. All white hat light to moderate SEO.
IT's BEEN ABSOLUTELY DEAD all around.... and for weeks now... it gets especially bad right after Google announcements of some sort of update going on.
Traffic levels +/- the same. SERPS positions +/- the same..... conversion = CRAP!....on all channels.
So yes, some may see more traffic but its junk/zombie/worthless traffic in most cases.
I'm in this business since 1997. I've seen enough of this to know it is a Google hand made mess which is only going to get wor$e...