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[edited by: tedster at 11:32 am (utc) on Jun 1, 2010]
Shaddows Internal semantic structure
Anchor text repeated on many pages within a site pointing to a page on that specific subject is working very strongly and is outweighing external backlinksYES! BUT...
...only embedded links (think wikipedia) rather than through navigation. I think this has hurt alot of lontail ecom, because the products are only reached after decending the nav structure, which contain the keywords. Now you need onsite anchors AWAY from nav.
It will be difficult for many automated ecoms to achieve, as the simplest method is to create articles on site. You know, actual unique wordy content, and then point it at products.
I'm not sure it's "too easy to spam". Content is content, and is hard to fake.
Anyone else seeing traffic changes since 2nd June, and particularly ove the last 24 hours? Especially those less affected by MayDay.
Over on the Mayday thread, people are noting that traffic is returning to normal levels.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:29 am (utc) on Jun 5, 2010]
One of my sites that was worst affected by the May 17th event (not so much by MayDay) has recovered (for now) to pre May 17th levels, at least for Google referrals. The recovery started around May 30th. Interestingly, non search engine referrals are still down about 6%, with most referring sites giving less traffic to my website than before May 17th. Maybe this is just a coincidence, or perhaps it's showing that other sites still haven't recovered from whatever it was Google decided to roll out.