JesterMagic - 2:25 pm on Mar 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
... we lost some really big targeted single key words...plus semantics and plural results are gone. Other than pushing us back about 8 years, it's all peachy.
Sounds a lot like my site. The search results has become so diluted now. It is amazing the different results you will get by just adding an s to your keywords now. Before there was almost 3 classes of site Upper, Middle, Lower. Now with so many more sites showing up under different conditions (device, location, plurals, etc...) most sites now belong to the Lower Class. All the Middle Class keywords got spread around the Lower Class which means no one can survive.
Is a recovery EVER possible?
I hope so... Either Google has to get their algorithm under control or Bing and Yahoo have to start grabbing more market share.