arikgub - 8:16 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
What's the plan now?
May be the plan is to find a different business model. To build a business that can not be destroyed in a minute at Google's whim.
I feel your pain. At the beginning of this year I was pulling record revenue, paying a monthly salary to a few programmers, customer support and admin staff. Now, after the series of 2012 updates, the employees are gone, and a week ago I sent my first CV applying for a job.
I am still making enough to stick to what has been left from my business for a while, but I came to conclusion that in the current state of risk vs money vs effort situation it is not worth it anymore. Not until I come up with a stronger business model.
Let's say your site rankings come back, what's next? Relying on Google for traffic is like playing a Russian roulette. Can you really stick to your business model knowing how arbitrary the success is and how volatile your family income is?