webcentric - 11:15 pm on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
OK, G is whacked out right now but regarding SEO, guess what, we've all seen rankings bounce up and down like a yo yo for years now, don't know if there's a name for it these days but we used to call it the Google Dance. It's definitely a crazier dance now with more variables and everyone seems to be experiencing it. I've seen similar symptoms to what you're describing in the last few days regarding CTR and so have others. The question is, what is to be learned from it and are a couple of days enough to draw any kind of conclusion? There are definitely some trends afoot this year and a ton of guessing going on. Seems webmasters here, instead of crawling under a rock should come out and continue to share their insights in response to this so perhaps we can draw some real conclusions and take appropriate action. It's kind of tough though when you can't talk about your niche because that is a major variable in understanding the problem from various perspectives. It's also difficult when we don't know if someone's drop in income might be due to questionable practices that are just now getting called into the light by Google. Google is definitely moving the bar. Moving it to where is the question?