Hayz... It seems that this site updating is too stressful. It started when I notice that my traffic via Google Analytics are suddenly dropping to 10-20% of my average traffic. Pretty alarming in the sense that it affects my ad sites and the income of my blog. This sudden change started two weeks ago, the time when Google launches its new social networking site called Google+, and with this comes new things from Google including the new algorithm they are implementing and other site related issues.
Let's start with the Panda Update, a new algorithm update by the said search engine company, it was my first time to hear this a couple of days ago and has been echoing in the blogosphere for quite sometime. Panda was named after the Google engineer who worked on it, basically what it does is it places high quality content sites to the top of the search list making the page rank higher for them. This is for them to differentiate sites that are doing content farming. As to what is Google's basis for filtering, I'm still trying to figure it out. Still, I'm not sure if this was the cause of my sudden drop.. Of course, I'm not a content farmer, I do my own articles! Also, Panda Update was introduced a few months ago (I think it is March) and during that time my blog is still at its peak.
Next is the change in domain. It was yesterday that I receive a mail from a fellow blogger (thanks Gian and to Jr for the comment) telling the issue with CoDotCc domains. It seems that Google has removed and deindexed sites that are using CoDotCc As to what the reason is, Please see this post from Barry Schwartz. So all of a sudden I changed my domain back to blogger. For temporary fixed, I created a redirection from my old domain going to this new one. I'm not sure, but this could be the reason of the drop.. As an effect of this sudden change, there are some links in my site that might cause error not to include the directory listings out there that still point to the old domain. Hope I can fixed them all soon. With this also, I am expecting a sudden drop for sometime.. hayzz :(
As for the other adjustment, thanks to Kira for the suggestion on my commenting system. Now I'm using disqus to replace my old comment boxes and so far I'm enjoying this.
As of now, that would be my report to blog update. I'm still working on my SEO techniques and thanks to all the bloggers out there who are helping me with this stuff.. Blogosphere rocks!