Whitey - 12:34 am on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
However, there are a few hit sites that have recovered - definitely not many, and especially not e-commerce. The successful approaches I know about always seem to include a focus on conversion optimization rather than traditional SEO methods. Focusing on the user experience with a strong value-add for the visitor seems to make a big difference.
@Ralph_Slate - also your recovery date does not correspond to the 6th Oct Penguin update. Actually nobody has reported evidence of a recovery around that date.
Tedster's statement above seems to suggest that onsite metric improvements that might be baked into a brand assessment also play an interim role.
It seems to line up IMO