A week ago, Google updated their indexing algorithm. The change was codenamed, “Panda 2.2.” The changed initially gave my project a 50% uptick in traffic.
Today, It Took It All Away & Then Some
A 95% dip in traffic for the project.
I sat paralyzed in bed for a couple hours. 4, actually.
It felt like that old Grateful Dead song, “Brown-Eyed Women:”
Stormed so loud that the roof caved in.
My Delilah Jones of a project went to met her God.
And This Old Man Never Felt the Same Again.
Area SEO expert Allyn Hane thinks I can get the rankings back in 60-90 days if I stay diligent with the Summer of 210,000 Words, but it’s even scarier to climb the mountain again after you’ve already been knocked off once. And this is assuming I haven’t burned the project by being too aggressive.
So I’m taking the advice I gave myself earlier this week: I’m gonna let up and not press so hard.
But I’m still spasming every 5 minutes.
This is going to be a long 6 weeks.
I’ll have to keep the workouts up and the eating down so I at least keep my health. If August comes and the project is still a failure, it won’t be so bad if the diet is successful.
And, who knows about the project.
To paraphrase the song: the bottle might be dusty but the liquor could still be clean.