Martin_Ice_Web - 12:24 pm on Jul 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
@BillyS, just to add my two cents:
With this latest change, beginning thursday 11 july, we saw an uptic in traffic, folow by massive dip down on saturday till monday.
Thursday starts to look even better, we gained back a lot of keywords that we lost with panda 1. Traffic on thursday was very good with many sales.
Unfortunately Google seems to Switch between two sets of data. One good one very worse. We have lots of foreign traffic and one page views till today.
Some keywords are more worse than before, brands took over the first page of results with Long listing of widgets in a row ( what i never guessed that this is a good UE because it looks a little bit spammy, but it's a brand and brands can do everything ).
At least Amazon is not dominating every query anymore what imo is the best thing that comes along with this update.
Lack of discussion: We are in Germany and i think 70% are on vacation. The rest maybe not interested in Googles super updates anymore.
I noticed that with Google payed Shopping almost all offers are very expensive. Most of them are from big brands and are 400% above normal
price levels with enormous shipping costs. Who are your thoughts about this? Are poeple going to buy there or are they looking for alternatives in organic results?
Also i see brands taking over first reslut page complete because they are on organics and have the money to have the highest bid price in google shopping. I sometimes see only on brands in go* shop* and then 2-3 organics results from same brand. Ist realy hard to compete in this way.