Can you imagine the financial toll this sudden algo update is going to take on webmasters around the world?
It couldn't happen at a worse time. The global economy is tanking, and now without their usual income, NOBODY is buying. Our slow sales could be the result of YOUR slow sales as everybody stops buying while they "sit tight" and wait for the other shoe to drop. Google's revenue won't be spared either. If they think squeezing their Adwords customers into upping their daily budgets will work, I've got news for them, it won't.
This whole situation is a "perfect storm" of conditions, including seasonal low sales, the Gulf mess, an already struggling global economy and a general doom & gloom spreading over the planet. I sure hope Caffeine does what the name implies, because we all need a shot of adrenaline right about now.
Hang in the brothers & sisters, it may get worse before it gets better! IF it gets better.
UPDATE: In a very disturbing development, we have lost 50% of our site traffic over night. I still rank #1 or #2 on over 1800 long and short tail searches, yet it is as if the entire world has turned to zombies, and I was watching "I am Legend" last night! No kidding! How could this be happening?