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[edited by: tedster at 5:22 pm (utc) on Jul 1, 2010]
[edited by: tedster at 2:46 am (utc) on Jul 23, 2010]
At a stab, the "pre-Mayday" set looks to account for 10-30% of searches, but I haven't seen it directly.
Stunning achievement by Google: a medical / social query I ran this morning (which in my judgement "needs" serious websites in the search results) produced an amateur website dating from the year 2000 or before (and not updated since) at position 1......
.......followed by twelve results from discussion forums, Ehow, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo answers, and Q&A blogs.
Not a single medical authority site to be seen in the top fifteen results.
10% increase in traffic on Monday and Tuesday this week followed by normal traffic on Wednesday and a 10% decrease in traffic from normal on Thursday and Friday.
Like they tested something for 2 days, returned to baseline and then started another 2 day test.