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Re: Big dive in traffic

  • Subject: Re: Big dive in traffic
  • From: "T.J." <no1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:16:06 +0000 (UTC)
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: BT Openworld
  • References: <deg7qv$6s5$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com> <%O_Oe.129844$j83.24481@fe05.news.easynews.com> <dehv13$b0h$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:65176
"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> _____/ On Wednesday 24 August 2005 14:42, [www.1-script.com] wrote : 
> \_____
>> T.J. wrote:
>>> Anyone noticing big changes in traffic?
>>> I have a site that covers numerous products and
>>> themes, it's been averaging around 5,000 to 5,500
>>> uniques a day for the past month, but over the last
>>> 3 days it's been getting 7,000 to 7,500
>>> It doesn't seem to be just one section, the traffic seems
>>> to be across the board.
>> Well, lucky you!
>> In my case the site actually got some boost at the time of the 'bourbon'
>> update, but that (supposedly minor) update last Saturday (08/20/05) 
>> killed
>> 40% of the traffic overnight. Man, that sucks!
>> I guess, the changes Google guys talked about at SES conference few days
>> ago are already in effect: sites with non-premanent (rotating) outbound
>> links will suffer considerable penalties (considered links spam,
>> basically) AND, as a cherry on top, sites that change IP address will be
>> completely re-valued. So, I got worst of both changes: I recently moved
>> the site AND I did rotate links to my other sites :-(
> I did neither of those and lost about 20% of the usual traffic in the past 
> 3
> days (I think Friday included though). Referrals accounted for the most
> prominent difference.
> I assumed I was one simply of those affected by people's vacation from 
> work.
> My site has very little (if anything) that is related to leisure. 
> Moreover,
> my code downloads, which reside on a different site (MATLAB) show more or
> less the same trend.

I'm pretty sure something happened Friday/Saturday and
think it is international related.
I've always been high when using Google.co.uk "pages from
the UK" and receive 80% to 90% UK traffic.
Since Friday/Saturday I seem to have had an increase in
all international traffic.

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