Off topic, but the reason you don't hear these happy cheerful "I got more traffic after this algo update" posts is? It's simply. It's because big websites and brands get say a million visitors. You think a bump of 5% or even 10% means anything to them? Get real. A billionaire doesn't notice a 10,000 cheque going into their account. Nobody hears a tree fall in the middle of the forest. This idea of ooh I'm afraid to post good news here? That's beyond a lame attitude to have.
Regarding this topic. @Whitey I'm not really sure your question exactly. Can you clarify? I'm a bit confused.
I'm still perplexed on this update. I think my EMD that wasn't hit, was spared because it's simply not in a competitive niche. Is it not possible that those of us with an EMD are smashed because it's a more competitive area? In other words Google is comparing you to the competition and when you don't stack up, then you're low quality in comparison. Is this possibly more of a comparison update? You might be a crappy EMD, but there isn't anything much better that Google can shove in front of you. Make sense? Just a theory. Curious if anyone is seeing this. Some nuked, some not nuked. I think it's because a brand or authority outmatches you punch for punch. I wish things were this simple to understand. Like God, it's something we will likely never quite understand, ever.