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[edited by: tedster at 10:42 pm (utc) on Oct 2, 2011]
Matt Cutts confirmed this was Panda in a recent Tweet.
The other mid-size ecommerce site that dropped 80% after going down for all its major keywords, from #1-2 to #9-10 - same story. Panda? I thought Panda is different, what is Panda for ecommerce sites anyway? This is the 1st ecommerce site hit by any penalty out of many I am monitoring, among them 4-5 pull substantial traffic.That's the dirty secret that Google and their lapdogs / fanboys try not to talk about. Panda is all about the big, bad, content farms, and to try to make the SERPs better (so google can fill them with 4-5 ads on top and dozens of Google junk links to their own) :)
My main keyword terms have hung in there
Panda was originally designed to address content farms/scrapers
I don't think anybody goes to Google to search for eBayfunny you should say that - just been looking a particular item, not that specialised -get ebay, blogs, videos, more ebay, and ebay mashups. Only one of the two major brands.
HuskyPup, what other elements do you have on your homepage/site in addition to Adsense?
and most importantly enjoy your family!Briliant post Lenny2, I think my family have taken a back seat for much of my online life, I am enjoying a coffee at the moment, but can taste the Beer in the fridge, so I will take your advice and sign myself offline and spend it with my family for at least a few hours.;)