Martin_Ice_Web - 2:51 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
nice post. Good summary of what we see since panda/penguin april.
The most important thing I see is, that traffic for each website thats been hit by panda has a limited amount of clicks. While this clicks have a limited amount of real traffic. This, like you say, is totaly independend from amount of pages you add to the page. Keys are rotating through the websites different targeted sections.
The most wondrously thing is, that pages on search page #1 will get no significant traffic. This is, due to my reasearch, a result of googles similar context search. Google just ignores a key or replaces it with a not matching keyword out of its "similar database". ( only big brands, amazon and ebay seems not to bee affected by this similar error ). I think this is the zombie, not converting traffic, that will produce a high bounce rate.
Common (glabal ) 2-3 word searchs will show your site, adding a deeper keyword, will not show your site. +
Like "my big yellow widget" shows up
"my big yellow widget 5m" will not show up
This, imo, is owing to the fact that panda/penguin is although a keyword overoptimization filter. The more your site matches the query the more negative "panda score" will be used to place the site in serps.
Also in this case brands, amazon and ebay are not effected.
Since last panda updated i see old black hat spammers coming up in serps again. Using new black hat technics. Stupidly, because of pandas own sight of "relevant content". This sites do have no navigation, only one, two links, little html, contain the key in h1, title, meta tags, but less in page content.