taberstruths - 2:20 pm on Dec 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just as a check across the board, is anyone seeing the seasonal upswing?
I got hit like many of you on the 22nd although I had 4 seasonal articles on Thanksgiving that would offset the hit somewhat on the 22nd.
I was down approximately 25% on the 23rd through the 25th.
Started to see an upswing on the 26th that kept increasing until the 29th then saw a drop I attributed to Thursday flux.
I have seen a big upswing this weekend starting on Friday the 30th and now have returned to pre-22nd levels.
Possible causes for this.
A. Rollback of the 22nd update
B. New update countering old update.
C. Social signals counter panda penalties
D. Extra long period of panda flux. (10 days)
E. Google's dementia is becoming more acute.
I have an informational site with approximately 40k uniques per month. The only slight change I made was a page speed tweak from approximately 4 seconds load time to 2.8 seconds load time.