dickbaker - 12:54 am on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sell and ship a wide selection of widgets across numerous product categories on a 17 year old site. Original, detailed, well written content. 40% traffic loss.
If you don't mind my asking, what is your link situation? Lots? Not many? Spread out amongst many sites or many from a few sites?
How large is your site? Were you first-page for most terms you wanted?