webcentric - 7:22 pm on Nov 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Does anyone feel that there might have been some type of update on November 15? That was last Friday.
I have absolutely no doubt of it. It was like the switch that G flipped off for us on the 14th of October was flipped back on on the 15th of November. We lost 90% of our traffic on October 14th and got pretty much all of it back on the 15th of this month.
We took a few steps over the last month to address some thin page issues (noindexed some pages, fixed soft 404's and bulked up other pages). Whether any of the steps had anything to do with this (cross my fingers, knock on wood) recovery is hard to say but this was apparently related to a monthly cycle of some sort at the plex and my guess is that Panda played a roll.