c41lum - 4:33 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
The only site of mine which has recovered is the one i deleted all the content on. It was 2000 page now its just 2 pages. It was a niche price comparison site, we didnt use any generic manufacturer content or images. We had 3/4 sentences of unique content on every page all written in house. No Adwords all advertising links were nofollow. The site is on a 1998 domain and has been comparing prices on this certain niche since 2002.
Now its only 2 pages the site ranks number two for a hyper competitive term and number 8 for a term i never dreamed of getting on the first page for.
Im mad that i had to delete all my pages but I could see no other way. Now I have a 2 page site that ranks well but no way of monetizing it Im scared to put any kind of affiliate links on the site just in case we get smashed again.