cabbie - 1:09 am on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)
My advice to all webmasters who are attempting to find rhyme and reason for their sudden drop of traffic is don't panic.
We all have weaknesses on our sites and we have such a guilty complex that we keep thinking we have been found out and it must be all those site wide links, or data feeds, or too much affiliate codes, or directory sites, or google has strenghtened their duplicate filter, or we have added too many pages too quickly,or even its because we have the word "sponsors" on our site.
I say Relax and let it be.Let Google come back to us.Show some confidence in your own site and don't live and die by googles fluctuations.I know that Google needs my sites and my SEO ability.Otherwise all sites would seem the same to them and they would never find the best page for a query.
My site is spam but its one of the best spam out there.They need me.