You can read my previous story thread here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/324452-help-not-ranking-most-my-keywords-anymore.html Basically my site use to get 5,000 UV daily went to 1,500 and slowly dropping to 800 UV daily. At higher levels, most of my traffic comes from Google. Basically I lost 80%-90% of my Google traffic after getting hit. On Oct 1, my website has recovered. It took about 3 months and a few days (basically the period between the 2 big Panda updates). Now I have more traffic compared to before. One reason is I improved my website highly to fight off those panda factors. I added more content. It is all paying off right now after the "panda penalty" is lifted. Since today is my first day of recovery, I estimate about 7,000 UV today (not all from Google once again). I did a lot of things to my website in order to get back traffic. I wouldn't be able to list them. Here are the most important things I noticed for a pandalized site: You will not rank for new terms even if you make new pages for it. No matter how many quality backlinks you build on it. Subdomain seems to work, but they are not valued the same as your root domain. Not worth the effort. If you are ranking for a term say "dog" even after the panda hits, you can improve the ranking only for such terms. The only way to do this is HIGH QUALITY backlinks. When I say high quality, I mean the highest quality possible (correlated to high PR). My website is an authority site hence it was possible for a recovery. If your website is really blackhat, by all means it is not possible to recover like I did. You want to focus on your readers, provide content for them not for the search engine. I didn't receive help specially from this community, but I did a lot of reading to improve my site. I can't tell you everything I did in a list (as it wouldn't be fair for me or others), but I will answer all your questions. Feel free to post. I'm very happy today.