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Not many of you care to discuss how you deal with major loss of referrals from Google.
What do you do:
A) Absolutely nothing (ride it out), go on with your daily activities and expect everything to eventually get better
B) Spend endless hours searching through your pages and scratching your head what you could have done to upset the big G
....feel free to add C), D), and so on.
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Some of the best internet business'that i observe are not good at SEO.
I supose the pattern could be:
1.- Open the Adsense stats and see the fall
2.- Check the site integrity and test some results (site:domain.com and so on)
3.- Take a look here to see what's the algorythm change, the new penalities or what's wrong
4.- Do some financial calculations to see that I can/can't live with this level of traffic
5.- If I can survive, back to work. If I can't survive, back to work harder.
I've done that several times over the last few years until I realised that strategy is almost the same as strategy
E: "Go into Ostrich Mode".
I'm now working on a new strategy:
H: Worship the Mighty Google, and see their every Wish as my Command. I.e. forget about Yahoo and MSN, design for Google and follow their rules to the letter.