themistral - 8:43 am on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
We appear to have made a recovery - I changed some footer links on our hit site last Friday which were all keywords (widget type for sale).
We're not back to where we were (pos 1-3 for main key term - now page 2) but at least we are better than the page 50 or so we were on last week!
Wonder if we had a over-optimisation penalty...going to let that settle then make a few more changes to other onsite anchor text and see if that makes a difference.
Will let you know if that makes any difference.
EDIT: Ah, also removed footer links from another site owned by us that were again keyword rich last Friday...