SanDiegoFreelance - 5:00 pm on May 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Through the years, I've used (and paid) two highly-skilled, knowledgeable web developers and designers to work on my site and advise. Last year, I paid a well-known consultant for a site review and implemented the majority of the recommendations.
I do not need to imagine how many sites have been effected. [npr.org...] Google has been fairly consistent with what sites need for a long time and there has not been the need for the vast majority of people to vary their methods.
Old google major competitor has been bing.com and they gained around 30% of the market. Now old google has closed and a new search engine panda.com has taken their space - metaphorically speaking.
Old google was good to me; so far panda.com seems to want to provide me with local visitors. I'll take them and be grateful. I'm at a loss on getting national exposer with a new / small sites on panda. I've got some ideas, (satire) instead of product descriptions write poetry (/satire), for uniqueness of content.