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Another Google Update on It's way

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SeoWrecker, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Brighter Faster

    Brighter Faster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are not infinitely many keywords.

    More importantly, there are not infinitely many searches per month. The finite monthly searches generate a finite number of clicks. So some websites getting more of those clicks means others are getting fewer. Hence, zero sum.
     
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  2. basyh

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    I lozt 50% of what remain from august update. Basically i lost 75% of my traffic since august.
    My website is in health niche and now im outranked by sipe garbish forum posts and soe big mag with little to no content and ip ine 2 and 3 page.

    I have only one question. Where is the logic here and how do you benefit users by tanked websites specialiste in one niche with great content 2000words with images and videos. Speed. Https clean theme to outrank them by some littles old blogs and forums and some big magazine with 200 words and no ux or anything!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. koutb123

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    Its 2 updates from google
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

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    It was not a stunt. I have my bots watching CCN for a case study.

    Their traffic shot up 50% past 48 hours. They're back up so they decided to save face with Google saying it was a joke.

    Unless you're one of the people behind the pump.... Wouldn't be too hard to find out if it were a regulated market.

    Being strictly pedantic, yes the number of keywords is infinite. In economic terms you are correct though, only a certain number of combinations make money (because searches are limited).

    Every day the number of keywords grows. Someone creates a meme like I can haz cheezburger which means absolutely nothing and then it becomes a thing and generates thousands of variations and millions of pages. Whoever ranked #1 for that about 10 years ago made tons of $ in free traffic.

    These opportunities appear daily. Just yesterday a mispelled hashtag about a controversial public figure made it to top 10 on Twitter. If you ranked for that for the next 48 hours you'd get lots of traffic. The keyword technically did not exist, it sprouted out from nowhere.

    There are infinite (or astronomically as many) such possibilities and they appear daily. Catch the cluetrain.

    Correct. My whitest hat site got double fucked. I'm taking a vacation until it comes back.

    Here's a word from the creator of Javascript. Posted just minutes ago.

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  5. Brighter Faster

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    Being strictly pedantic there are not an infinite number of keywords. Search length is finite, so there are finitely many searches that can be made.

    Even if there were infinitely many keywords, there is a finite pool of searches. Hence, this is a zero sum game. Increases in searches for some new terms are offset by decreases in searches for obsolete terms.

    The only sense in which this is not a zero sum game is if the total number of clicks is growing. I don't know the exact numbers, but I would imagine growth in organic clicks is low or negative given the higher CTR on various SERP "features." I would imagine this more than offsets the growth in total number of searches.

    I'm just pointing out that this zero sum. It's a huge pie, so this is mostly irrelevant, but it is simply incorrect to say that there are infinitely many searches or that this is not zero sum. We cannot have all websites gaining traffic from organic search.

    "Catch the cluetrain"... I'd appreciate it if you'd avoid insulting stuff like this. I'm just pointing out the mathematics of the situation. Of course there are plenty of opportunities to gain traffic, but that traffic is lost somewhere else.
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

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    It's not zero sum and I'll prove it to you with a very simple example.

    You and I are the only two people on the WWW.

    We are competing for the following keywords: black tea and homer simpson. Those are the only two keywords we know at the time and if I beat you, I take your clicks, so far it's zero sum per your explanation.

    But then I accidentally optimize for black sea instead of tea and the next day a war breaks out in the black sea and I get tons of visitors that I'd never get for black tea.

    Black sea did not exist before, I made it up accidentally. The traffic did not exist before, it appeared because of a new event.

    New events and new keywords appear every minute. It's not zero sum.

    How was that was insulting? Cluetrain manifesto is the name of a book.
     
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  7. Brighter Faster

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    Traffic does not appear. If more people are searching for "black sea," then fewer people are searching for "homer simpson" and "black tea."

    You are asserting that there is a large increase in the number of searches, which is not true. There is probably around a 5-10% increase in total searches on google per year (if google is to be believed). Some of that increase is offset by decreases in organic clicks. Thus, the number of clicks is roughly flat (maybe growing slightly, I don't know).

    When traffic "appears" because of a new event, it is not really appearing. It is getting shifted from older events. In our example the only two other things people search for are black tea and homer simpson, so when the black sea war happens, they search less for those old terms as their searching shifts to the new event. The number of clicks remains the same (again, roughly).

    Maybe think of the rise of "keto diet." There were huge gains for everyone in the keto diet niche, but this wasn't new traffic. The rise in keto searches was accompanied by a fall in, I don't know, "Atkins" searches. The actual amount of traffic was roughly constant. Or if a war happens and there is a spike in searches about the war, there is a decrease in searches for Celebrity gossip maybe. The point is there is a fixed number of clicks, and those must be split among the websites. So you cannot have a situation where everyone is gaining. Increasing your clicks means someone else's clicks must have decreased.

    In order for this not to be zero sum you need new clicks to appear. That does not happen in a huge way (again, there might be a single digit % increase per year or something since the internet is still growing, though my guess is that the decline in organic CTR more than offsets that).

    I hope that makes sense.

    Sorry if you did not mean to insult. It wasn't clear you were referencing a book. Instead it sounded like you were telling me to get a clue.
     
  8. nakamura

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    Really tired of Google's shit. My site was having decent rankings Top 20 and some in the Top 10. I added a few articles and now it seems they gave me an algorithm penalty?! All rankings went to shit, means page 7 or 8. I didn't build ANY link. Wtf is wrong with this? What did I trigger in the algorithm? Adding unique well-written content?!
     
  9. Honorable SEO

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    Why worry about it?

    You just smashing BH links or something?

    If you're branded and have search traffic coming in, you shouldn't need to worry about any of that man.
     
  10. Man101

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    My traffic went down sustantially after 15 March (something happened, possibly a G update) then it recovered about 70% after this new update completely rolled out (a few days until Friday) and now again it seems to be going down. Dunno what's happening.
     
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    Dancing to the tunes of G....how we all are at the mercy of the big G....wonder if there's any other SE to compete with them....ahrefs has plans as their scraper ranks 2nd.
     
  12. t2van

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    I understand your point. However, you are not taking into account hot trends or fan fades traffic does increase and does appear when people jump onto a new trend, traffic can not "move" from one event to another if I never searched for anything.

    If I never looked for red paint before or any paint and suddenly I decided I needed paint because I bought a house. My search has not shifted from one part to the other - I'm still looking and searching for all my regular searches, I've just grown my outreach and searched - I've become a new stat to someone.

    Search has three types none of which are ever equal.

    1. Those not searched for kale before.
    2. Those searched in a topic such as eating kale.
    3. Those that shifted topic such as eating kale to now wanting to make a kale smoothie.

    If a large number comes from 1 and starts to search for eating kale. That traffic has increased, it's new traffic.

    People who fall into point one may have never had any interest in kale, or maybe too young to search before. I doubt both of those combined are a single digit increase..

    Should also add that zero sum with search I don't think can exisit. Even if you split it as basic as

    1. People who searched for a term the have's
    2. People who have not searched for a term the have's not.

    If the internet is growing and users come then one column is always going to be greater..
     
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  13. bartosimpsonio

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    I understand your point but I think it's wrong.

    It's pretty obvious to me that your initial point isn't valid. If more people are searching for black sea it does not mean they're not searching for the other 2. Keywords do appear out of nothing.

    I'm sure Google has a limit of X approximate searches per month, after all there are only 7 billion people out there.

    But my example stands. Every month you get the chance to rank for new kws that no one was competing for before, which means it's not zero sum. Anyway this is as far as I'll go in this conversation because I think we're going in circles here.

    Cluetrain = a train of keyword "clues" passes by you every day. Catch the train and you'll have tons of keywords. That's what I meant. It's a old business book with cool ideas.
     
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    shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Mad Kelevra

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    10-11th seems to have a little tuning on that core update
     
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    Well, there are lots of people who are still making a lot with Google SEO but I am happy that I leave that business. Though I made good money with this till 2018. But depending on google, investing time and money on something uncertain doesn't seem worth it. Playing with paid traffic is much better.
     
  17. yesofcourse

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    Actually, I think both of you are right.

    Brighter Faster is right on theory. Because if you have a maximum length of search string then you have a finite amount of different strings(keywords). However, the combinations are such a big amount that practically we can assume that they are infinite amount.

    Also, in theory the number of searches performed by one person is a finite amount(because we have only 24h a day) so if one niche gains attention other loses. However, practically we can't assume that we are losing traffic if some other niche is gaining traffic because no one is using their 24h a day to perform searches.
     
  18. bartosimpsonio

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    I get your point. But if you can make up kw's then it can't be zero sum. It's not just about length.

    I gave the cheezburger example. This word didn't exist, then it suddenly does.
     
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    Practically, you are right. That's what I said.

    However, in theory you can't just "make up" keywords. They are a finite amount if the search string is of a finite length and the alphabet is of a finite amount of symbols/letters.

    I will give you an example.

    Let's say the whole English alphabet consists only the letter "a" and "b" and the search string can be a maximum of two letters. Then ALL the combinations are a,b, aa, bb, ab and ba. Doesn't matter if you consider "ba" a meaningful keyword and "ab" a new not-meaningful keyword. They both still exist. This example is just in a much smaller scale.
     
  20. t2van

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    But when you get people adding in aab, aaaab etc ... people type something "new" which has little to no search history on an almost daily basis.
     
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