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edit: I should add that it's Google traffic only that is changed on my site and it's apparently the long tail keywords that I've lost, not the primary keywords. Makes sense given the doubling of serps for that particular keyword.
[edited by: JS_Harris at 8:02 am (utc) on April 26, 2009]
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So the option to shut off this "improved" feature vanishes in half an hour huh. If I wanted to see so many videos ranked highly I'd visit youtube... duh.
[edited by: JS_Harris at 10:11 am (utc) on April 26, 2009]
I am taking about the one box listing that Google has started to show based on IP address from Apr-09 onwards without the need of Geo-targeted query.
For one of my sites, as after top three results, maps take the first scroll and my site is just after it (#4 organic result), so my traffic has been hit for that search term.
[edited by: AnkitMaheshwari at 12:30 pm (utc) on April 27, 2009]
In the thread he post about his traffic being redirected from an infected server not all of it just some and from the sounds of the post here this may be the culprit to explain your traffic loss.