realmaverick - 11:25 am on Sep 12, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: realmaverick at 11:32 am (utc) on Sep 12, 2013]
Hey, I am indeed talking about the above site in the first 2 threads. The 3rd isn't related to this discussion (the one about manual actions).
We recovered to a degree. Previously we had about 5 million indexed pages. Obviously being brand new, we didn't have close to this. So traffic recovery, was slow but steady. Each day traffic increased.
We launched Sunday 28th July, this was pretty much 9 months downtime. Google traffic started to trickle in pretty much straight away.
By September, we'd reached 2,000 visitors a day and despite only being a fraction of our previous traffic, it was a good enough start and it was moving in the right direction. Here is the decline.
5th 2,000 visitors
6th 1,300 visitors
7th 900 visitors
8th 900 visitors
9th 700 visitors
We've pretty much flatlined at 700 visitors a day.
We've been trying to recover link juice but there's still a massive amount that hasn't yet been recovered.
Google as usual, isn't being transparent as to what the September update was about, it's not even being widely discussed, but there was a definite update. Based on the info out there, I'm assuming it's Panda. And coincidently, Matt posts a video this week about Panda recovery.
We've been discussing the issue in depth and one of the ideas is to noindex, follow all of the artists work. Then create collections of content on different topics, where we can talk about the subject matter. So for example we could create a collection of Disney fan art, and talk about Disney, the art, some of the featured artists etc. But we're still in the ideas phase, so any advice would be awesome.
[edited by: realmaverick at 11:32 am (utc) on Sep 12, 2013]