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Google Wipeout on 9/27-9/30 - 85% Drop in G Traffic

   
5:11 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)



For reasons I will never likely understand we still appear to be ranking near the top for a lot of our terms but Google traffic began about an 85% drop starting 2 days ago.

Nothing has changed, we play 100% within the Google rules. What we do see is that numerous competitors have launched brandxyzstore.com and are now appearing in the SERPs. In particular one competitor launched 4-5 sites targeting brandxyzcategorybstore.com brandxyzcategoryastore.com etc and they're apparently gobbling up the rankings?

We played within the rules as outlined and appear to have been beated out by the cheaters. Nice guys do finish last.

There's no errors in WMT or anything like that, all looks great. No changes etc.
8:16 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i suspect something is going on right now - the last few days - that is yet to be fully acknowledged. you are not alone on this - hold tight.
8:25 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think so. The last 2 days traffic have dropped 60%
8:53 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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No problems here. Traffic up.
 

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