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I requested a DMCA with google to have THEIR pages delisted, and google said that I had not sufficiently proven to google that it was OUR content.
(I should mention that about 20% of the top 100 keywords to our site have the word "meaning" or a synonym for meanin in them - is that bad?)
For branded keywords (that use the three words in our domain name) we were down over 52%
"- How much traffic does the graph represent?"
- Which pages took a hit? Is the drop sitewide to all pages equally or are a handful of pages representative of more than 50% of the drop?
"- Is this all web traffic or does the graph have image traffic included? Image search is a different beast, do you have a chart for each over the same period?"
"Google has never blinked at delisting scraped page I ask them to."
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"Do you think you might have over-optimised the pages that rank for, let's say "blue widgets meaning".
"Right... can your domain name be described as EMD?"
"And can everyone understand that "nice blue widgets" is indeed your company name and not just some keyphrase or product name?"
"If a company "Widgetry Blues" is hit by Penguin, it is likely to retain the #1 position for the term "Widgetry Blues" and is even likely to display a full set of sitelinks."
Content is important, but it's not JUST content. If I recall, you were having issues where people were coming to your ecommerce site to view an information page, and then flitting off without buying anything. Is that still happening?
"Are the numbers of pages per visit off too?"
Are the same topics / pages / products popular (relatively speaking) as last year?