crobb305 - 9:43 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Can you restore the spelling error so we can understand if it counts or not?
If my domain was a throw away, I would. I have been working for 2 weeks on data analyses and page modifications. As I said, the page was thick, ad-free, and unduplicated (not a single copy anywhere out there). The only problems with the page were the spelling error in <H3>, and a very short title/desc. The -300 average position drop was likely the result of all three.
Aside from that page which saw a 300-position drop, the next largest were approximately -100 on 5 relatively-thin pages with up to two affiliate links. All other pages have fared well, but the 6 penalized pages brought the whole site down by about 50% in traffic. As Google has said, even a few low-quality pages can bring down the entire site. So we should be making corrections page by page, clue by clue...