Planet13 - 10:38 pm on Jul 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hi there, Adder, and thanks so much for taking a look at my post and the graphic:
In short, EVERYTHING is down about the same amount. all types of keywords, all types of landing pages - everything.
Unfortunately, I don't have any rank tracking services / software.
but I do have google analytics set up and can look at the TRAFFIC patterns FOR THE WHOLE SITE.
Down 8.81% : May 1, 2013 - May 9, 2013 compared to Apr 22, 2013 - Apr 30, 201
Down 18.56% : May 9, 2013 - May 18, 2013 compared to Apr 29, 2013 - May 8, 2013
Down 23.72% : May 22, 2013 - May 30, 2013 compared to May 13, 2013 - May 21, 2013
Pretty much ALL terms (money, informational, branded) were hit equally.
We have two separate sections of our site: One is an ecommerce, the other is a blog. The blog part (on same domain) links to our ecommerce pages.
Both the blog section and the ecommerce section declined equally.
We don't really rank for many SHORT tail keywords. Most of the keywords we rank for are three or four words long (or longer).
The few two-word keywords that we DO rank for are generally for our blog and one of the words is usually "meaning", so people are looking for info more than a product.
(I should mention that about 20% of the top 100 keywords to our site have the word "meaning" or a synonym for meanin in them - is that bad?)
Single-Word Keywords are down 35.29%
Two-word Keywords are down 32.28%
For branded keywords (that use the three words in our domain name) we were down over 52%, but on the other hand, we don't get much traffic via branded keywords anyway, so in real terms it was something like 24 searches compared to 50 searches for the previous period.
Really, I have been looking at my google analytics six ways from Sunday, and it just looks like EVERYTHING is down, pretty much equally. Whatever affliction I have seems to be sitewide, and statcounter seems to back this up as well.