Rick_M - 3:25 am on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Things are pretty volatile at the moment for the one site that had a brief recovery. I am getting close to pre-update traffic levels at the moment overall, but for slightly different keyword phrases compared to pre-update and in strange bursts. When I look at the phrases I am no longer getting traffic, the results are a real mess at the moment. For the first time I am seeing complete garbage domains on the first few pages with completely spun content. When I say garbage domains, I mean domains made up of random letters, with random letter subdomains too.
Maybe my segment has a botched data set being processed that they are trying to clean up. Hopefully when all is said and done I'll still have some traffic. If what I am seeing is the start of another update that will hit other segments, then people are in for a real rocky ride.
This domain is not an exact match domain and I assumed I was hit by Panda 20. It had not been previously affected by Panda or Penguin.