diberry - 6:05 am on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Tedster, thank you for sharing that video. I think so many people have observed the "bouncing after changes" effect that we have to assume some bounce exists due to some factor in the algo. I'm going to operate on that assumption, and it really doesn't make any difference to my plans whether it's that patent or something else. I do think there are better and worse ways to make changes.
If you lost 80% of your traffic you probably lost 80% of your backlinks and you could say you moved 80% back in time when you didn't have as many links, ranks, and all that comes with it as you did when you got nailed.
Actually, I did not lose any backlinks after Penguin. Since then, I've lost a few and gained a few, as one does when one is letting the links happen naturally.