JesterMagic - 1:30 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
@backdraft7 - don't you get any traffic from bing or yahoo? (not that it would ever make up for the loss of traffic from Google)
My site is slowly loosing keywords, not all at once but one related set at a time. It's like each set is being individually targeted.
My 10 year old site use to rank well for a number of brands (in the top 5 of page 1). Then slowly over the last year with each brand the keywords would drop to the bottom of page 1, then page 2, and then page 3 before dropping off completely.
It takes a few months for each set of keywords but in the end once the pattern started I knew what was in store. Since these brands are in themselves related I have a hard time thinking this is Panada related because A) it doesn't necessarily happened at the reported times and B) I would think it would affect all the pages at the same time and not individually if it was a Google Algo change.
By looking at the serps Google is making very poor quality judgments in A LOT of cases. I think they are aware if this issue to a point. You also can't lay the blame on them completely due to all the black hat techniques people out there use but they Search is their business and they need to fix this problem.