MrSavage - 6:40 pm on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the insight. I think as webmasters hit with this we are like a doctor for websites. Imagine a doctor who see a patient who has pain in the big toe, swelling of the eye lids, shortness of breath and loose bowel movements. That's me the doctor trying to diagnose the patient. My website might be hit with EMD, or it could be that same time Panda update, the apparent image algo update, or an over optimization penalty or all of the above or 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 of those things. *insert mission impossible theme song here*
It might be worth dumming down my choice of words (keywords) on some sites but am I over doing it? If I dumb it down to much then I need to have confidence that Bing and Yahoo can realize what my content is all about. If I just tweak things to accommodate Google these days, is that a worthwhile investment? Yes, it reality it is. I'm personally going to fashion my sites and style to what suits Google. They set the standard, I try to best follow suit. There is nothing wrong with that. Chasing Bing? That's a waste of time.
I'm still hoping to read here posts about optimism and bounce backs. Although I too can claim an EMD site of mine is fine, the fact is my top dogs got smashed to bits. Regardless I can't give up. I'll update if my dumming down works or if there is ANY optimistic reports from myself.