I work with a couple large sites and twice last week, for only a couple hours each time the hosting company 301ed one entire site to the other through a caching error. Both time it was fixed within a couple hours and both times it was the same site being 301d but it still was redirecting a decent amount of traffic and a large amount of pages (100,000).
Traffic dropped a lot towards the end of last week but I assumed it was cause of Christmas. Here we are on tuesday and we have not regained any of this traffic. No weird errors or messages in webmasters world but i did notice when I run a site: search the homepage is not on the first page.
Could there be a penalty for this? Is my best bet to do a reconsideration request with Google?
Thanks for the help!