mihomes - 9:34 pm on Dec 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm pretty much seeing the opposite... I looked at the logs of a few sites and there is literally only about 15-20 queries (not click throughs) it is even showing for in Google. Mind you these same sites had vast amounts of related queries before and of course traffic/click-throughs as well to go with them.
On a side note... I have yet to see one particular site return yet... first page for 10+ years to nowhere a few months ago, then slowly climbed back from to page 15, 10, 7, 5, 3, and back to 1, but only for a few days. Earlier this month it cannot be found again. When it was actually ranking again the same as above happened... the queries dropped drastically (basically across the board on all our sites).
In the niches I am in I am noticing the following :
- older sites that have not been touched in ages are now showing up.
- many folder and page results showing up that are keyword related/stuffed - /keyword-keyword/ or keyword-keyword-keyword.html for example.
- I am still seeing sites who cross link amongst themselves ranking (link network). I thought this was a no-no they were finally taking care of? Also, explains some of the older sites ranking now.
- Lots of doorway pages in results... keyword-keyword.html with a few paragraphs linking to another page or location on the site and even duplicate content on them.