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But there is still something else going on. I myself as well as a few others have chimed in indicating that we are not emds and have been hit.
Google.co.uk..( I didn't specify a DC BY IP to connect to it )..just loaded it into Opera Speed Dial..
#5 happened Monday, yes I noted it..I was connected via the same Opera Speed Dial shortcut when I did so..
Haven't tested "long tail(s)" only tested for KW for EMD in the target country..
Ironically, I think, a business that has a viable presence apart from Google is much more likely to do well on Google.
it's also Google's assessment that the content is low quality. That won't change with a domain change.
Sorry to be slow here but what would you report apart from the drop itself ?
[Do people think an EMD shielded the site from Penguin? I'm trying to figure this one out......can anyone shed some light on this?
[edited by: Jez123 at 7:16 pm (utc) on Oct 2, 2012]
People are saying 50-90% loss in traffic. When that number translates into hard number such as 500 or 100 uniques only. To me, if you had an exact match domain and you're only getting that much traffic, clearly the domain name is carrying you, not content.Have you considered that traffic volume is dependent on the niche and amount of people searching for the content?
Has any site that isn't a micro affiliate niche site been hit?
The answers to running successful EMD sites are here. Just don't make any sudden moves. It's like when the cops show up and someone suddenly bolts - they may not have done anything wrong, but they sure *look* suspicious.
The answers to running successful EMD sites are here.I'd agree. Run them just as you would any other successful site with the realization that the EMD is one ranking factor out of thousands. Don't put all your ranking eggs in that basket (or any one ranking factor) and expect your site to have consistent and sustainable organic traffic.