MrSavage - 7:19 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not sure what the question here is. How is traffic? How about bleak and feeling bleaker with the more searches I do?
What I see? I've mentioned this to a point already. If you think about what quality content is, it's the big pro blogs and sites. If you think about what's popular, it's the big pro blogs and sites. If you think about what has deep content, it's the big pro blogs and sites.
Taking that into consideration, the topics I'm into and searching are turning up the big boys. A couple of my site are decimated. It's like a nuclear explosion went off. That's how far off the radar I am. I just say this now. If all the search results on Google want to be "spam free" with Panda, then what they are saying is, that if you aren't a "big boy" then you aren't getting a sniff on the searches that really matter. In my estimation, and I hope I'm wrong, the means of making an income in certain areas is certainly gone. I know when headlines hit, my sites are dropping off the face of the earth. Again, it's not all, but it so happens to be the site where the value might be. I can write about how to wipe my pot handles and have a site for it and show up. Right now, anything remotely monetary is taking a massive hit. I simply don't think half the people out there realize what's going on. That's my feeling. I think most people are going to have delayed wtf syndrome. If the goal is quality results Google wants, then the ONLY way to maintain that is to keep the popular sites at the top of the results. That's what I see July 2, 2011.
edit: I know emotions are not encouraged around here, but I can tell you that I'm red faced mad. A lot of frustrations for me in the past have been my own doing. Right now, this is not my doing. I'm very angry and I know for a fact I'm not alone. Sorry for having emotion, but this is huge and to ignore that is to ignore the people who visit and read these forums.