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Ouch - BigDaddy is on the move!

Yesterday's fears are being realized as we write.

The BigDaddy algorithm has started to roll out to more data centers - around the first 25% so far and we have already taken a dramatic hit on our visitor numbers.

The irritating thing is that Google seem to be picking up less optimised pages for targeted keywords and not surprisingly then ranking them in the hundreds. Thankfully it is patchy and we will obviously be having a look at the affected pages to see if we can get them back in the frame. No analysis in the chat rooms yet so we are out on our own in the dark with this one.

Other than that we have made some progress with the goals set up in Google Analytics but it is not practical to track customers going to BitPass so I'm going to contact them and see if something can be done about this.

We also have a published privacy policy now in line with the requirements of the Google Analytics Ts&Cs. I imagine that a lawyer might be able to pick holes it but to me the point is to make a personal commitment to our visitors and customers in respect of their personal data. If anyone thinks they are going to get some satisfaction by taking us to court over that sort of issue they don't understand the business. In practice we are simply committing to good industry standards - nothing more and nothing less.

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