dickbaker - 4:49 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well, I tried another method...sort of.
I've had a repeat customer buy three very expensive widgets over the last several weeks. $1500 each for these "toys", so the guy must be doing well.
Yesterday he emailed to say he wanted to order one to be custom-built. Even more $$$.
In the course of our emails, I found out that he was a vice president at Google. I kiddingly said that I'd trade him one of the expensive widgets if he would get the Panda penalty on my site lifted.
I guess he didn't catch the "I'm kidding" part, because he explained that he couldn't do something like that. He also expressed surprise that a good site like mine got hit.
I guess the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.