dataguy - 4:44 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
You're telling my story, coachm. I figured another couple of years of this (pre-Panda) and I could retire. I actually looked at a house on the coast of Northern California as a retirement home earlier this year.
I've been on a media tour with Googlers, as a 'picture of success'. Been to the 'plex a dozen or so times, too, as an invited guest.
Now I'm questioning whether or not I understand anything about Google or the Internet. I'm afraid to start any new sites because, despite hundreds of thousands of happy users, I apparently don't understand what is 'good' on the Internet.
I'm actually watching the neighbor's kids this Summer for suplemental income. I hope I can make it until the end of the Summer when they are in school, so I can look for a job.
I keep telling myself that it might take a year, maybe two, but eventually Google will come to their senses. Am I too optimistic? I just don't know.