MikeNoLastName - 2:14 am on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
mromero: just that we link to our direct sale paid advertising clients via an intermediary page with a link back frame at the top and an iframe below containing the landing page on their site such that we do not pass PR as G prefers it. Low tech way to count clickthrus, increase return traffic and been 'accidentally' doing it right that way since 1996, before G.
Definitely a slow, but steady roll-out. Since last post, actually watched a page with VERY highly competitive search term, which was around #8 two years ago and had plummeted to #1000+ (i.e. completely out of the rankings for THAT term, but still in for long-tail results) for the last 2 years, return to #38, just in the last 12-14 hours. If this keeps up and sticks I may actually put G back in my will :).
Not really seeing a LOT of increase in traffic though (weekend?) despite some new top 3 ranks. G toolbar PR for key pages has remained constant over the entire period.
category: tourist destination travel info. 18 year old site.