Reno - 3:48 pm on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'd really prefer to sit down and do nothing about it, but i simply can't afford it anymore.
So what are you going to do -- start changing your site? How? Unless you know the destination, any route you follow is at best a guess. As Tedster said, there's never a reason to stop adding quality content, so yes, most certainly continue doing that. And diversify your traffic sources as deep & wide as you can. But unless you know something the rest of us are missing, any changes you make in an attempt to rank better at this point in the G* transformation is only a guess as to what might do any good. There are a LOT of quality sites that were created by very experienced white hat webmasters that are feeling this pain. Many of those people forget more every day that I can hope to know, and THEY are standing still wondering which way to turn. When I see those folks take a direction, I'll open my sails too. Until then, I'm keeping my eyes open and waiting to see which way the wind blows. I'm the first to admit -- I have no idea how to respond to this storm, so I'm sitting patiently until the time is right, then I'll make my next move. I just hope the "time" is sooner rather than later, because like you and so many others here, this is hurting.