My original post is hosted over at the Seattle SEO Network (to be published 4/30/2012) where I discuss in limited detail about some great posts/articles you should read about and a few personal thoughts about the changes. Take a look at the post by clicking on the above link to learn a bit about the bigger changes that Google’s implemented thus far this year – at least to the degree it’s affected websites and their traffic probably in the most significant way in 2012.
It’s basically the same level of impact, if not great than last year’s Panda update which was basically the main topic of the year in terms of it truly turned many website’s and their owners’ lives upside down.
This past month, we’ve seen a large increase in traffic from not only “quality” searches (291 visits at the time of this writing for the past 30 days), but also “fresh” searches that we didn’t have at all before this month.
**By the way, the image above was meant to sorta be a joke. It shows how “great” my interactive graphic design skills are & honestly, I would rather have a better image if I had the proper resources to do it for a blog post.
We post the monthly numbers as much as possible on the side bar of our main site pages (other than the blog), but here they are in case you don’t want to search “[fill in the month] comscore data search engines”:
However, regardless of what they say about the search engine that claims it’s “free of spam,” it still has a LONG way to go in order to compete with Google or even with weaker search engines like Bing or Yahoo.
Some major sites who use it include the following:
And the rest of the data is in the page that I don’t need to repeat here. It’s pretty obvious. I’m not even a WordPress rep and unable to get any reimbursement for my time touting them as the best. It’s simply just a fact. Check out data from other sites.