MrSavage - 9:36 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
You know I don't want to rant. I'm only here right now to get a bit of clarity. For the most part I've been avoiding getting into discussions for fear of being one-sided.
I really really really appreciate the clarification on what exactly happened. It's like being in a bunker, a bomb goes off, you run around in a daze with your ears ringing and carnage all over the place.
That said, I have no idea, and I truly mean that more than ever, what to do now. I have absolutely no idea at all. My two main sites that mattered are smashed. One is around 80% down the other is about 50% so it does still have somewhat of a pulse. Income wise, this is a complete and utter write off now.
I will look at my stats, but it does sound like a 3-in-1 dose here. Triple dose poison cocktail. My mother says Google is out to get me. Heh, no idea. I wonder is there a point trying to problem solve this? As in what's the point? The bombs keep falling from the sky. I know the intent of Panda. If I suck (and I have before) then I get drops after updates. This is utter devastation though to the point that I'm close to throwing in the towel completely. I've said that a few times in the past, but this truly is the most devastated across the board I could ever imagine.
There are a LOT of smart people here. Is this another situation to walk away and do something else? I mean different websites etc. Are people going to keep chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow being organic traffic? I'm sure the people with a staff and business operation can persist in this time, but how about for the average webmaster? Can't we have a discussion about what now?