jadebox - 8:07 pm on Sep 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
I had a database problem on one of my sites that caused errors for about a week. Traffic from Google dropped sharply after that, but has started to recover ... slowly.
The dropoff occurred for about a week then traffic was steady (low) for a couple of weeks. Now, the curve looks to be in the upward direction. If it continues at the same rate, it'll take about a month to recover.
Please take all the about with a big grain of salt. My site doesn't really get enough traffic for me to be able to analyze the stats in great detail and I, like everyone else on the planet, don't really know how Google handles this situation. :-)
-- (Jolly) Roger (Arrrr)