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Just posted this and thought the robots might like to see it here too:

Not sure it is over yet

The Mac Dar Google dance tool is still showing potential changes for some of our keywords.

In contrast with others here we have seen dramatic shifts through the various phases of Jagger. Initially we were cast into the outer 700s and naturally traffic disappeared altogether then two weeks in - presumably Jagger2 restored good results previously seen together with a whole lot more so that our traffic is now consistently (for a week) 200% above previous highest levels.

We only took one set of panicky actions prompted by comments in this forum which was to reduce the risk of our 250 product pages being seen as duplicates by reducing the proportion of boilerplate text and inserting some variety for the sake of it. The modified pages were picked up before we saw the dramatic improvement so it is just conceivable that there was cause and effect.

The prospective Jagger3 changes that we have spotted so far are mostly small and negative and so we are not sure what the traffic impact will be.

It looks like we have successfully put a stop to the multiple download activity but we are still struggling to get the streaming software to work on the multi track shop product pages. The look much better and will streamline the ordering process dramatically so we will have to persist.

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