getcooking - 7:26 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Is there anyone that does not have an EMD but has a directory structure with keywords in it that has been hit by this update?
I don't have an EMD. Our domain is our brand, which has a related word and two initials in it but nothing that we use really other than for branding. An example would be if your site was about shoes and your domain was ABCobbler. We don't optimize or even care about traffic for the word "cobbler" in this case.
However, we seem to have been hit by this update and I'm trying to figure out why. Our directory structure for our category pages (content site) uses keywords in it. Using the shoe example:
Those pages seem to have been hit. Our content itself doesn't seem to have been affected except from collateral damage from the reduced traffic via the category pages (traffic coming directly from google to the content is normal).
I should note that our category pages were what was hit by Panda 1.0 (until Panda 3.8 when we started recovering).
I'm just curious if anyone else is seeing anything like this.