Whitey - 12:16 am on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Shatner - Have you changed anything to warrant a recovery?
Sorry everyone, i got ignored so took that as a queue to dig into some earlier posts and threads , and see that indeed a lot of efforts have been made by contributers including Shatner to resurrect results in different ways. My bad.
But my interpretation is that sites will take some time to recover from this. But what interests me is the difference it will take for smaller and larger sites to respond.
I'd be watching for blips in traffic as signals of hope ... but the crux is a much more concerted effort over time IMO.
Depending on the signals that Google is looking for, and the things webmasters are doing, there will be a time element in the algorthmn for some of those signals. We already suspect that Twitter activity contributes on a time basis. Facebook would be the same. Historically increased link activity was considered to be mapped partly on a time basis.
So you may have a burst of improvements, but Google is likely looking for a lot more than a singular burst. And this algorithmn is likely much more than replacing thin or low quality content. Surely it a combination of factors that take time to mature in.
I'm seeing sites with thin content holding well, and i suspect that their existing social signals have just held them above the cusp of a demotion. They are very much living life on the edge.
So for thos that haven't fallen , now is the time to act in earnest.