backdraft7 - 2:07 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
@CW - I'm still seeing many keyword positions dropping, yet traffic levels seem somewhat stable (odd). Traffic quality has been on / off since Sunday, prior to that is was only off. If getting more than 1 sale per day is considered a recovery, I guess I've recovered (two sales). That old throttling thing seems to be happening again. Since May I've had 6 individual weeks with the EXACT same number of conversions and lesser weeks with identical totals. It seems every iteration, they knock us down another peg and hold that level....until the next iteration. No gains, always losses.
Prior to May Day, every year was a gain over the last and weekly totals never repeated like they do now. Since 5/2010 the graph is all down hill, and the trend continues. As time goes on, the story becomes more clear.