Reno - 2:05 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
It would be like doing a study on sea life of the Louisiana coast and trying to work around the effects of the oil spill.
Great analogy Dick -- that's exactly how it feels. I'm monitoring multiple sites, and the one that dropped the most is my most popular. I purposely have made very few changes to that site over the past couple years, because it wasn't broken and was doing fine, plus, we've seen SO many postings here along the lines of "I changed my page and dropped in the SERPs", so I decided to leave well enough alone. But from May 1st-6th it fell off a cliff, so yesterday I went through every page and did updates. That may have no effect whatsoever, or by coincidence I may see a return to decent traffic, or it may be what was needed all along ... don't know as the "oil slick" is complicating things terribly, but thought a freshening could only help, as I have no where to go but up at this point.