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[edited by: tedster at 7:41 pm (utc) on May 22, 2010]
but this drop commenced end of March and not Mayday.
[edited by: tessmac at 9:45 am (utc) on May 26, 2010]
Certainly some interesting changes. A website we rarely worked on just leap-frogged several other authorities in a genre I watch, with little to no work done on it (now position 3, up from 8-10)
[edited by: cien at 1:56 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
1. Approx 40 days, with a brief return exactly a month after it dropped off.Does this mean that after 40 days the traffic returned to near normal? I'm looking for straws to grasp, so am hoping this is the interpretation...
2. have returned
[edited by: imbckagn at 4:18 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
[edited by: tedster at 5:45 pm (utc) on May 28, 2010]
[edited by: ohno at 6:37 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
If you're about the speed factor causing a massive traffic loss - I'd say relax about that one. First, it's a minor factor. And second, server speed is only the small part of the Speed Speed metric. The bigger part is all about the page's rendering speed in a browser, and those fixes are within your ability to change without moving servers.
i had to upload a new meta tag
Matt Cutts confirmed that it is an algorithm update
we had alot of long urls (trying to get each product on the page in the file name)so we shortend urls like
down to domain.com/brand-widgets.htm
we performed this sitewide and we are seeing positive results