johnhh - 9:11 pm on Jan 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
Um I was going to start a new thread on
as it is important to us and probably others.
Google changing how they detect user intent
We have isolated our 70-80% drop as it times with Panda, but that may be a coincidence. What we have isolated is searches for "[placename] widget information" does not bring up (even if you ignore auto-suggest dropdowns ) sites with information pages it brings up "[placename] widget information OFFICE" so we get all the telephone directories etc listed first, unless there is no OFFICE at that location in which case we are always on page 1.
Google has assumed , somewhere along the way, that the user needs the office contact details, when in fact, they don't.
So @1script may be suffering from this, it's worthwhile looking back over your logs and try to identify if this sort of change took place.
Sorry about the obscure search terms - WebmasterWorld forum rules !
edited to be polite and include OP name !