Andylew - 2:39 pm on Nov 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
My 2 cents for this week...
The past week or so I have been a lot happier with google results for personal searches 'quality' seems to be returning to level pre mayday imo.
In terms of my own site which was heavily affected by mayday things do seem to be improving but the game has changed. I do feel our site was perhaps misjudged and is now being seen for what it is - a good resource and as such seems to be inproving in rank and pages listed.
I dont want to be too harsh to the people who have lost income as this is obviously a very emotive subject. However, I get the impression a lot of contributors who have seen traffic losses run affiliate sites? have you really considered what your site gives a visitor over and above the next affiliate site? I think it is good that google is weeding these out, it is all too easy to take an affiliate feed of products and throw a site up, i belive that these sites are amongst those have been targeted (and rightly so) if this is you then things are unlikely to change back in your favour. You should devlop your site into a real worthwhile resource with the affiliate links being second to something that makes your site useful.
For all those who dont fall into this category belive me I feel your pain with the loss of income my fingers are crossed for all of you with genuine useful sites which have been affected.