gehrlekrona - 2:25 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Since we can't post anything "real" about our web sites it is hard to know what all web masters here have so it is hard to comapre to other sites. People who say they lost 80%, how many hits is that? 8? 8,000? 800,000 hits?
From what I can see then we all seem to have been hit with Panda and Penguin and whatever else they have come up with that we don't even know about, so are we really this bad? Did we have spammy sites? Spammy links? Keyword stuffed sites? If I did, I didn't even know about it. I read SEO sites and things like that and have tried to keep it "white-hat" so is it just plain SEO that Google are hitting? To me it seems like it. They don't want us to trick their algo.
I haven't changed anything since this all started because I don't know what to change to "fix" it, but I think that a lot of people go in and change and then hope it'll be fixed. I haven't read anything about a site that has fully recovered after a change. But what happens on Googles site when sites changes? Maybe we all should "de-seo" our sites. Remove everything and just let Google decide what we've got on the pages. But then again, Bing and Yahoo and other sites is not so picky as Google because Google is just plain paranoid and have to fight everyone, good as well as bad sites.
'Nuff of rambling....