wheel - 12:51 am on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ah, this stuff happens every couple of years.
Except this time, I agree maybe it's different. This time it seems like less an algo shift, and more a business model shift for Google.
I'm not really having problems myself...BUT. The last 3-6 months has dramatically changed my future business plans. My original plan was to build my site to dominate my niche in my region, until one of the big traditional companies woke up and decided to buy me. Now I'm working on the seeds of ideas for my business that involve Google traffic not existing within 5 years. That's a bit of a scary deadline for me. I'm still working on building my business online, but in 5 years if I'm still seeing Google search traffic it'll be a bonus, not a living.