thedonald123 - 2:55 am on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 5:12 am (utc) on Oct 4, 2012]
Two sites hit, I don't think they weren't hit because of EMD, Panda makes more sense. They have keywords in the domain name but the domain in its entirety are not phrases I'm looking to rank for. Does that make sense?
How to tell if it's Panda or EMD?
Both sites are -950 penalties. One only lost 30% but for the keywords it lost the site shows in the SERPS way back on page 95.
The other, a niche site has been around for five years, lost 80% google traffic. I can't imagine why it was hit. I'm clueless as to how to protect my one large site which brings in 95% of the money. Google considers it a Authority site now but how can I rely on that for the future? No house purchase until I can put down 100%, I'm not taking on a mortgage based on Google sending me the same organic traffic for the next 2-3 years.
Is there a more volatile industry in 2012 then being a web publisher? At this point it's riskier then pretty much anything.
If there was a way to know why a site was hit it would make this so much easier.
[edited by: tedster at 5:12 am (utc) on Oct 4, 2012]