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I am talking about traffic of nearly 7 k from google everyday and hence its a sizable decrease.
Looking for early answers on how we could check the things
Are we perhaps looking at a dampening system. (Again.. the iocaine reference is influencing my thought process on this.)?
If your PR or link acceleration ( PR or Link Delta / Time ) is greater than a larger sample, your recently accquired links are sandboxed (perhaps even retroactively for 3-6 months?).
good catch. not sure what this means, though.
my large, authoritative, "organic", non-highly keyword-optimized, non-SEO-fad-driven site has suffered a 30% decline in google traffic since last week. but this update shows my home page with a 45% increase in backlinks to more than 10,000 (largely from high-ranked pages within my own site). so i seem to be doing something right as far as pagerank goes but not according to the latest serps.
i hope you're right that things turn around somewhat (at least with regard to me - i'm agnostic as to the larger significance still) but i see no reason not to believe that non-pagerank factors are now more important for google in serps. i'm still not sure what those other factors could be exactly.
Anyway, my traffic has remained same as before and I think it could be because of the industry segments it is in. (I am not in travel business.) Almost no reciprocal links.
But lot many things have come up.
I Must say that >>>
1) The external links are now valued much more than internal links.
2) Googlebot has started to come to my site again and did a fresh crawl which it stopped few days back.
3) I have seen a PR update for many pages of mine (and please don't think that i have noticed this thing wrong, cause i have checked it on toolbar and also thru some site named www.rankwhere.com which tells the Real PR of Page)
I wish others will add more points to this list of Changes that have come up suddenly.
Thanks for sharing all your Opinions.
Perhaps, by coincidence at around about the same time, one of the widely distributed parasitic toolbars updated itself to divert google toolbar/search traffic elsewhere?
Unfortunately, when you're dealing with the #1, 2 and 4 sites at Alexa, their data won't show anything but very major changes. Plus the Alexa toolbar might not be able to detect another parasitic application lynching traffic.
Add the US holiday season to the above, and maybe the algo change isn't the major cause?
Not sure if anyone else has recongized this (haven't seen it discussed yet) ...
I have a number of different sites ... Several are multiyear, "Static" sites, which are solely visitor driven ...
In trying to figure out what is currently going on, I did a VERY extensive analysis of all the log files from each site, and something very interesting came to light ...
On several sites, I employ dynamic DNS (as I'm sure that many who have ecommerce sites do) ... On others, I don't ... Strange as it seems that every site that I use dynamic DNS (I use enom, with "A" record changes) has been hit hard by the current Google movements ... But others (in which standard nameservers are used) have remained almost exactly the same ...
Very interested to know if anyone else is seeing the same ...