walkman - 4:51 am on May 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Total traffic 50-55% down. Total Google traffic is sometimes the same as Bing, yes it's that bad. Most of it is useless to boot. I removed even the pages that probably had traffic because they seemed 'thin' /shallow as per Google's advice. Dumb move if you ask me. Content, as an issue, is ruled for that site now since I have spent 3 sleepless months and lots of money on it.
I am still changing a thing or two in functionality but after a week I will pretty much put that site on the back-burner, it's a waste of time and more than 50% of my current income from 2 very simple sites. If it comes back it will come back on its own, the more I change and add, the lower it goes. Had Panda hit me 9 months from now I would have been perfectly fine and could have taken even a year to redo everything, now it's a bad time for a few reasons.
Do not hope too much for relief or a pull back: I don't think Google cares to be honest and they have already gotten a lot of bad press. If they figured out that they need a year or two to see if Panda works or how it works and 250,000 businesses go down as Google experiments, I don't think that they care. They are engineers working in a lab and they are totally out of touch, as far as I can tell, on the impact they make by playing god with people's livelihoods *.
(*Yes, I know, but not depending on Google is kinda like not counting on the main roads to your business because all of they sudden they might close them to you)