diberry - 5:33 pm on Nov 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Maybe we should search someone who and on/off periods? Somebody out there? does not have the zombie
I don't have it (anymore at least, not sure I ever did), and I don't mind offering up some anonymous stats as controls in any future experiments.
"how to get past it" mainly depends on what causes it...and that, I think we try to figure out in order to react on it...
Well, yes and no. It's kind of like dealing with a penalty. If you've tried and tried and you can't figure out the negative signal you're sending that Google's penalized you for, you can always try to create more positive signals and see if that helps raise your traffic despite the penalty. It doesn't mean you stop trying to figure out the penalty - it just means you're spending your time on what you know is likely to work (creating more positive signals) and putting the lower ROI work on the backburner.
And we don't all have to take the same approach. I'm not saying we should stop trying to understand why Google's doing this. I'm just saying I think the theory holds water, so now it's time to also tackle the question of what people can do to save and enhance their businesses despite it?