realmaverick - 4:41 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am in shock.
January 19th, my life changed. My main website, which was at the time my bread and butter, was absolutely destroyed overnight by either the Panda update or the page layout update. It didn't help that both updates were released alongside one another.
The website had no adverts on the majority of pages and a max of 1 Google ad per page. Taking that in to account, neither myself nor any SEO's who looked at the site, believed it could possibly be the ATF update.
That aside, I didn't believe it was Panda, as we'd never been hit by any of the past panda update. So I absolutely tore the site apart, redesigned the pages but nothing made a difference.
I then had no choice but to focuse on Panda. But nothing I did, had any effect on the traffic.
Then suddenly today, my traffic is going through the roof, naturally I come here to find out what might be going on.
Reading this thread and discovering this update, I'm pretty shocked to say the least.
I can only imagine it was due to the fact the pages were image heavy, low in textual content and regardless of the fact the ad was below the fold, I think it was more to do with text/ad ratio.
Perhaps this update has taken art and other graphically heavy websites in to account.