scottsonline - 6:32 pm on Sep 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
The problem again is geographical type names for brands or products have all gone missing. It's all back to garbage results like we had right after Mayday when I search for a brand that may have some geographic reference and a product name I end up in the weeds.
Although we do our best to adapt and to adjust nobody can predict a 80% drop in new sales. Worst case you figure if you play by Google rules things will change in percentages over time. We've had one sale since instant versus many a day prior.
Like Ohno our 17 employees will be looking for jobs in a few months if things don't change all thanks to Google. This time the sales drop was just so incredible no amount of pickup from Bing/Yahoo will make a difference. This one was the real killer.
Yet the competitors running 15 mirrors, running doorway pages on Google Merchant Center, buying text ads all over the place and everything else win. Great system.