Hey all -
Interesting month so far to say the least. In a nutshell:
Beginning May 15th we've been seeing a significant decrease of traffic (read -30%) to a specific path only. All other traffic to other paths have remained consistent and/or growing.
root/pathA/widget1 - widget1000 pgs <---falling consistently & FAST
root/pathB/widget1 - widget1000 pgs <---static
root/pathC/widget1 - widget1000 pgs <---growing
Has anyone seen a penalty from the big G that impacts only a specific path and all pages contained within that one path, while other paths perform normally or even better?
No manual webspam alerts.
We are testing now removing advertisements from atf and are beefing up content where we can and is valuable to the user. Also in process of reviewing and removing any spammy backlinks...which thank god I'm looking at now since I discovered we were the victim of a neg. seo attack late last year (aka comments someone made on payday pages)