This man here, me, got hit very hard by Google penguin thinggy. My business dropped by 80 percent. I scrambled to get back in at the top. It took me, let's see, April 2012, May, Jun... January 2013, nine months to recoupe about 60 percent of the lost income and business.
It has made my sites better.
I have learned other sources of traffic and income. (it is dangerous to depend too much on one company), DIVERSIFY. It's safer.
I have learned clean, Google sanctioned, tricks.
"I have learned clean, Google sanctioned, tricks.
Most of my sites are a 3 or 4 page rank. But I noticed that is not so important to Google any longer. Here is a little something I wrote to another reader/writer.
"Ramon F. Do not fear, Google is not giving too much thought to PageRank any longer, for the moment anyway. May be it is because of what you said, young site are looking good these days and Google want them to have a chance at the top as well. Just concentrate on making your customer happy and if your site reflects that, you will be OK.
Good luck on your new site, and Kick some ass out there".