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Google update again?!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fb3003, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    Seems that rankings are slowly crawling back. Hoping for the best.
     
  2. Arteria

    Arteria Newbie

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    Yeah something was going on for sure.:(
     
  3. Themanhere

    Themanhere Regular Member

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    Yeah mine dipped down the other day. Knocked quite a few from the first page to the second. Hoping it bounces back soon.
     
  4. timetostartwork

    timetostartwork Newbie

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    Lost 50% traffic within the last 24-48 hours. Haven't seen any improvement so far. Content mostly over 1500 words with enough pictures. Haven't done any link building at all. Don't even bother who links to me or not. Was ranking 1st page and some 1st spots for keywords. Now down to page 5 or 6. Funny thing is...for some non-competitive words, I'm still ranking 1st. So I'm starting to think this may be link related and I should start focusing on building links rather than content?
     
  5. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    Agreed, a site of mine that was pushed back from top 10 and 20 to page 5+ are all coming back to normal. Lets hope for the best.
     
  6. Unreliable Witness

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    I've seen drops in the number of RD that Google reports (in WMT and also in search results - a couple of my sites have a high percentage of URL anchor texts making links easy to track).

    From looking at which links no longer are reported, I'd guess that Google has changed the inclusion criteria for being in the index, and that "lower quality" pages (whatever they are) have been dropped. If you have links from pages that are now no longer in the index, they'll no longer help you.

    It makes sense for Google to house-clean from time to time.

    All speculation...
     
  7. antihero11

    antihero11 Regular Member

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    I think is a Penguin update :weep:
     
  8. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    IIRC google stated that this not a link-related update. It's simply how they display results, meaning some sites might switch positions, but that does not mean it's a penalty.

    The only site that was affected in my portfolio was my main health blog, other sites see no changes. Another main site, which is in "jobs" category saw no decline - on the contrary - it receives more traffic now (up to 20,000 per day).
    It might be that only some "niches" are affected, especially the profitable ones.
    Will see in the upcoming days how it goes....
     
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  9. luc1fer

    luc1fer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I notice drop of ranking for keywords on 1st page that were in top 3 so traffic drop too maybe 30% on whitehat site with a lot of content and great links
     
  10. Visual Eagle

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    Was affected as well but am not worrying. I think it should go back right up (give it 2 weeks).
     
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  11. Arteria

    Arteria Newbie

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    I noticed the same
     
  12. jroc66

    jroc66 Newbie

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    Hey I'm new here, glad to have found this forum. Like mtj85, I also run a health blog and I've seen a 20% decrease in my traffic the past couple of days. I checked Google Search Console and it says my average position and average clickthrough rate are the same, but the total number of impressions and therefore the total number of clicks have gone down. Is this a good sign then? Will it likely bounce back since my position hasn't appeared to change? Let me know what you guys think, I'd appreciate it. Cheers.
     
  13. hardik9099

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    give it some time. right now you can do anything.
     
  14. tjapado

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    In the Fit niche in google.NL it seems google has problems ranking the correct page for the correct keyword. Lots of sites are now ranking with different pages. Also i notice a spam site that has copied the content from another site and is now ranking and the orginal site is not ranking any more for that given keyword.

    Other niches i dont notice much

    think google needs to sober up
     
  15. timetostartwork

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    Hope ur right...
     
  16. jroc66

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    The main thing I notice in Google Search Console is that there was a 32% decrease in "total impressions" from July 31 to August 1. So my content is simply not appearing in search results as much any more, but my "average position" has stayed pretty much the same. In fact, it appears to have gone up slightly. So it doesn't make sense to me.
     
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  18. SeoWrecker

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    franking true.
     
  19. Gabr

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    Google needs to update chrome on my xp lol
     
  20. Arteria

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    Most of my competitors got rekted, lol