kellyman - 7:32 am on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
How much traffic did you lose, as a percent? Also, was it over just one or two "big" keywords or many rankings of various degrees?
I lost about 40% traffic, which seems a bit drastic however over the lead up to the 17th I gained around 40% in the three months prior, it seemed to mostly hit the home page, i did have an inner page i was targeting (High class motor manufacturer), and the keywords i was targeting initially dropped but all recovered a day or so later, which made me think that whatever was rolled out was done In the UK first and then tweaked (just my thoughts) However over the last 2 weeks keywords seem to be losing ground very slowly all over the site, no major big drops but still enough to get concerend about
My thoughts on this is that Panda was on the 17-18th & the announcement came a few days late. Nothing significant happened on the 21st (if you look at Mozcast).
Im hoping its panda as i survived every single update prior but on this occasion i got caught up in something, I did amend my home page visually I added a few Images, I have now removed them and await the next update, if i recover then Google is being really harsh as all these images did was target some after season products which did push some of the text not all the text below the fold.. we will see