falsepositive - 8:05 pm on Oct 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
You are not the first person who has noted this type of phenomenon after they regain traffic. I've seen these concerns both here in this forum in other threads as well as in the G forum. In general, I find that traffic is not as well targeted as it used to be, for my sites (both pandalized and not pandalized).
This, combined with the general poorer organic results from Google, just shows where this search engine is headed. I am gradually warming up to those conspiracy theorists who say that G is doing this on purpose in order to make their own offerings look superior in comparison (their higher revenue can be proof of this). I am beginning to think this way (even as I used to give them the benefit of the doubt) only because I couldn't believe they would seriously put forth an algo that is this undeveloped and traumatizing to small business.