- Apr 25, 2017
- Reaction score
I noticed my rankings are fluctuating but no idea what's happening.
I do not believe all the hype about fixing 'thin content'.
A few years ago, the more words you had the higher chance of ranking. Google has already recently said that this is no longer the case. You can see examples of the issue it caused when you search for food recipes, you have to read 1000 + words of backstories about the recipe before it actually gives you it. It was not user friendly at all.
Google said something along the lines of 'If you can get the message across with fewer words, do so'. If the answer can be given in 300 words then do it. I do not think going over hundreds of old posts and longing them out is the answer because it gives a bad user experience.
Can you imagine searching for 'best way to trim my pubic wig' and then having to firstly read 1800 words on the author's traumatic growth issues, self confidence issues, and knock on effects before they give you advice on your Merkin?
I think your posts should answer all the questions the user is asking about, keep it natural.
I've been saying it for ages but people still keep writing "quality 2k-3k articles".
In my niche there are many websites like that and they still rank.
Let's say your keyword is 'blue widget' and you have 3 articles 'blue widgets', 'compare blue widgets', 'advantages of blue widgets'.
All 3 articles will have:
1. what is a blue widget? and then manually spun to have 3 copies.
2. then there's more fluff
3. finally on topic
4. more fluff
So instead of writing 500 word articles they add fluff to make them 2k long.
what is the reason that people still bumping this 6 month old thread? i dont get the point.
Semrush sensor is high again. Heuheu..
Positive movements for keywords. New ones popping up and old ones going up.
First time in the history this happens while SEMrush is red - Usually I'm dropping hard when there are any changes.. I hope this is some new update that reverses the May mess.
Well, I am currently gathering more direct traffic from various social media websites, but it will take a bit until I get the hang of it. You should do the same since I doubt the organic traffic is going to return to its previous state.So nothing new since May ? anyone have any ideas ?