Google - Did they change something around Nov 14th?
One of my sites (blog) around the 14th took a drop of around 300 visitors a day to about 60-80 and it has held that since.
At first, I thought it was because my host moved the account to a new server...but there has been no DNS issues or anything as it was a very fluid pass of the torch from one to the other. That's when I started plugging away at the stats installed to see if there has been a change in one of the traffic sources.
Looking at the history chart, it was a solid ride and over night it crashed like the stock market in 2008 and has been riding low ever since. I looked at my traffic source stats and the only number that took a drastic hit was........Google. So they must have changed something and that hurts badly.
sudden change of position in the SERP, which may or may not return to normal
Google Dance is a pretty outdated term, mainly connected to rank changes during periods of rebuilding the Google Rank. However those changes rarely exceeded a period of a few days, which is not the case here. And when Google started making updates on a weekly basis the "Dance" was no longer relevant.