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[edited by: tedster at 6:51 pm (utc) on Dec 1, 2010]
I have lost trust in google over the years and they are doing nothing to replace it! :-)
[edited by: ohno at 9:16 am (utc) on Dec 14, 2010]
I'm assuming by the relative silence here that either business has picked up for those who have been experiencing poorly targeted traffic, or you've all given up
I gave up. Long ago. This situation is making me ill with worry & i've had enough of it. What with Royal Mail messing up just about every delivery due to a bit of snow & a VAT rise to 20% due in January in an already weaker than weak economy i can't say i'm looking forward to 2011. AS has already been mentioned-when a 10 yeart old site has nothing but problems in the last year you kinda know it isn't anyhting you did.
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My last throw of the dice with be to get a pro SEO company in next year.
You have no control if Google controls who visits you! If this was a bricks & mortar town
When these things happen, I try to look inward (what can *I* do about this?) rather than outward (what did Google do to me?) because ultimately, it's my business, and I have to control it. Not Google.
If Google is rewriting tags or replacing content with stuff they think is "better" (that is THEIR own content) then "Houston, we have a problem here".
The public is beginning to notice, and Google will have to change or they'll die. It will come back. The question is when.