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Good evening webmasters, it appears my website was hit by the update.
How exactly are Google judging "above the fold".
When did your traffic drop? Do you have any ads at the top of your pages? Are any of your images likely to be mistaken as ads?
If you have ads at the top of your pages, how far down are the ads pushing those?
Do you have any user generated comments on your pages? Do you have much social traffic? How do visitors generally interact with your content?
1 advert on the pages, the ad appears about half way down the page.
Hope that makes sense.
Before the update, we'd rank for lots of long tail searches such as Black circular widget, usually number 1 for thousands of terms, but most are now pushed to the second page or not even ranking at all.
I have gone over and over and over competitors websites with a fine tooth comb.
I think the Panda filter was run again also in mid-January and that too many of my pages were tagged as "thin" because I have a large gallery of pages with photos and 150-word descriptions. I also have pictures on a lot of pages, mainly as eye candy.
I'd have to question why almost every single search, brings back Youtube results.