falsepositive - 5:18 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
dickbaker, we reside in different niches, but your profile and situation sounds very similar to mine. I wonder if in fact, Google knew what they were doing... could they be using certain sites as examples for a training algo? I mentioned I noticed visits from Mt. View yesterday and some bot activity ongoing. Perhaps they choose scapegoats and watch/track/monitor them to see how things change over time? Not that they choose the scapegoats manually (they could very well be sitewide automatic triggers that are imposed on some sites but that they notice and track).
And my traffic is recovering, but very gradually. But it can just be me, doing my own wishful thinking.