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Anyone else noticed a huge drop in many projects over the last couple of days?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nikolaalx, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    Google confirming a Panda refresh on the 22nd Jan, and the mysterious update on the 15-17th makes two major updates over the last 10 days.

    I am a bit surprised that there is no discussion on the subject.

    Has anyone else been hit? I see a decrease across a large amount of projects that I am working on. I have the feeling google is getting on to the conventional SEO tools that the crowd is using?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. bigbong

    bigbong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have the pageviews for some of my sites halved since middle of the month but the damn thing is that the average ranking according to analytics hasn't changed much overall for the sites. I haven't gone through keyword for keyword yet, but what I have noticed is a huge drop in visitors from outside UK+US (my sites are all international and in English). Suspecting Google has played around with rankings giving some higher priority to national sites in national searches - I used to get tonnes of traffic from Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy etc. Now almost gone. US stable or up a bit. For my PPC earnings it doesn't matter much since it was the US and UK traffic that generated the cash anyway...
     
  3. bonzo90

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    Yup, massive drop on some of my UK sites, these are 100% whitehat and have never been tampered with :(
     
  4. bigbong

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    Ditto. Good quality sites which has grown steadily.
     
  5. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've seen one site take a drop. Can't see any pattern with this particular site.
     
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    1 site dropped to page 3 from page 1. All other sites have not been affected at all it seems.
     
  7. WrightWilliams

    WrightWilliams Power Member

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    There have been dozens of threads regarding this over the last two weeks, lol, so reaaaaaaaaallly confused as to why you think no one has noticed this...