---- Can you infer useful data from Panda refresh NOT having an effect?
johnhh - 12:57 pm on Jan 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
@1script - a bit of both - we see longer tail queries as the qualifier is not appropriate, think "blue wigets around [zip code]"
Google adds the qualifier but your pages cannot rank with the qualifier and therefore you don't see anything in the logs because there are just no visits
correct ! unless the [placename] has no OFFICE, in which case we get on page 1
We added specific pages to address this problem, but as its only a small % of the site we are down on page 3 most of the time, where there is an OFFICE at the [placename]. One of my competitors caught this early and set up a new site with an exact match domain name, think [countryname]-widget-information-OFFICES.
We think this is why we can't get back our traffic for those search terms, and of course we can't do anything about it.. except chase more long tail