This last week just about every site in my Google Analytics site was dropping like a stone with traffic. We're talking almost a 100 domains and NONE of them have any exotic linking b.s., whatever that is. I just did basic link trades which I hope Google has no outlawed. Anyway, it's obvious something was up. And no, not ever domain was related. I just simply don't trust Google any longer. Why do we think Google offers Analytics, if they're not using it against us. I simply don't want Google knowing anything my traffic and no longer will support their services.
I would guess my traffic must have dropped 65-76% across all of those domains on that Analytics account. Some of the sites were updated to kiss Google's ass, most had COMPLETELY RELEVANT CONTENT but it does not seem to matter. So I'm going to have to use StatCounter for the time being. Not sure my traffic stats really mean much in the long run when you think about it. Anyway, anyone else seen any change when getting rid of analytics?