Thanks to all for help, past and future:
On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 08:08:22 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>The dates you quoted are quite aligned with those when Google 'patches' were
>installed, which would indicate Bourbon was the culprit. Several sites lost
>traffic throughout Bourbon and traffic was restored (not always from what I
>hear) almost completely at the end. In my particular case, I seem to have
>been badly panelised by Google Images and I have not the slightest clue as
Yes, I forgot to mention that. Previously we were heavily spidered by
Google Images; now they virtually ignore us.
Actually I haven't checked on that since the re-adjustment. It may have
>I wrote a few bits about Bourbon during the time I was badly affected (
>and as far as I can recall, the sites to be suffering at the end, ideally,
>should be scrapers and spam sources. Either way, the equilibrium was broken
>in what was the biggest Google update in many years.
I know we were squeaky clean so far as anything deliberately against
Google's policies. My co-ed's theory at the time of the initial virtual
obliteration of Google referrals was that we may have been effectively
penalized for switching from an html site to a database-driven URL site.
However that happened a couple of years ago, so this seemed a little
unlikely to me. Still, I can manually code html but haven't much of a clue
about PHP/SQL, so she's probably right.
>As for the solution or suggestion:
>You mention the 23rd of June as the date of recovery. Bourbon was in fact
>completed a week or so beforehand.
Yes, that was my understanding, too. Or at least it was my understanding
that it was _going_ to be completed about a week prior to that date.
>Is it possible that you have similar content elsewhere? As in mirrors?
Nope. Not unless they've been kept secret from me. I came on board as
co-editor some time into proceedings.
>reviews of foreign films that overlap with others?
I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but I think I can safely say that
nothing 'overlaps' with anything else in any meaningful sense that I can
>If you post the URL, we
>can perhaps look at the structure of your site and get a better clue.
Sure. The front page is http://www.keyframeonline.com