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Googles new ad placement has killed my sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leechesBleechin, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. leechesBleechin

    leechesBleechin Newbie

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    Almost all of my sites are down over 70% of their organic traffic. They were all in position #1 for their selected keywords, but ever since the new change back in February with the 4 ad's pushing down regular search results my site barely peeks over the fold in the SERPs, Even though they are still ranked #1.

    I really don't know what to do about this! Anyone else getting bent over by googles SERP ads?
     
  2. Alaindeloin

    Alaindeloin Regular Member

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    Nothing to do...try to get more visitor from long tail kw and other sources like social medias.
     
  3. WebzSuite

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    That is pretty much their strategy. Push out the organic results in order to offer better ROI for advertisers.

    Pretty good for people using AdWords :)
     
  4. leechesBleechin

    leechesBleechin Newbie

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    Even some of my sites that use long tail keywords that have practically no commercialization potential are getting boned by this ><. This feels really dirty.
     
  5. luc1fer

    luc1fer Regular Member

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    i was first afraid of this too but later i notice no negative effect at least in my sites.. i tried buying adwords for same keywords ctr is so bad while you spending a lot of money and conversions almost nothing. people avoid clicking ads or if they click they just check what it is not plan to buy anything, im not adwords expert maybe i didnt do it perfectly but i think they can add 6 ads if they want not 4 it will be same people will scroll and click organic.. adwords work best only for big brands who not care about budget. anyway if its very bad in your case try adding more content whenever you can traffic should increase..
     
  6. asawako

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    Yep, it can be frustrating. I really hope Google goes too far and someone like Facebook (or anyone) comes out with a search engine with minimal ads. Or, people get fed up and switch. I'm not hopeful though, just a wish...
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wait till everyone adopts AMP pages and Google starts serving content straight from google.com to mobile browsers - you won't even see your visitors any more, you'll be producing content for Google for free.
     
  8. naskootbg

    naskootbg Power Member

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    Nothing to do with long tail keywords - adverisers are still there excepting LSI with negative words (like ''free'').

    Many people skipping adds or have js disabled or adds blocked, but ofcource this new placement hits the organic search. Right now I see no organic results without scrolling for many many keywords and google looks exact like yahoo - nothing related to quality.

    Now the bids going higher and higher and this is monopoly - the small online business may die (now I see bids from $0.20 for products that costs $1). Hope g00gle bosses will be buried with all their dirty earned money.