TheOptimizationIdiot - 12:10 am on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 12:17 am (utc) on Apr 3, 2013]
I actually don't care too much about the decrease in traffic, I'm more just wondering what the point of the whole thing was.
Either exceedingly poorly planned and communicated information they thought would help (like the "not selected" garbage most people really didn't understand) or just plain FUD. Either way, there's really no point to any of it in my opinion.
If they can detect "unnatural links" then they can ignore them, but they choose to FUD it up and issue notices/penalties instead. Their site, their results, their decision, definitely not mine, because I think it's pure and complete BS to not just ignore the links if they don't think they're natural.
I've actually heard of people getting a manual penalty removed and having their traffic tank right after, so you get a 'feel good' about having a penalty revoked, but traffic? That could be an entirely different story.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 12:17 am (utc) on Apr 3, 2013]