Is this a penalty? Did the local update hit me?

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I didn't really know where to post this but I figured i'd just ask here. One of my clients main sites seem to have taken a massive hit overnight. A lot of keywords are down, a few are up. This is a brick and mortar business that provides services to a local area.

Should I ride it it out and see where it balances out? I have been adding a lot of content etc. Search console says no manual actions have been taken. Maybe I am just freaking out?

Any Advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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What are those manual actions most likely it’s a penalty,

I do not see any manual actions taken. I know there was a recent local update that seems to be messing with other businesses.

Keeping add great content and quality backlinks

That's all I can do. Rankings are up slightly today, i'll try to not get all bent out of shape and just let it do it's thing.
 

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My health sites lost 40% daily traffic a few days ago. I only did Guest posting on these sites, and post nearly perfect articles with clear pictures. This google update is really frustrating, and I am still waiting to see if the traffic is back or not.
 

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My health sites lost 40% daily traffic a few days ago. I only did Guest posting on these sites, and post nearly perfect articles with clear pictures. This google update is really frustrating, and I am still waiting to see if the traffic is back or not.

I am super frustrated with it. This is a company where people depend off of the leads generated by google. I think what upsets me most is there are other companies that are not real i.e. brokers or lead gen services without a real physical location that are now outranking us in some areas.
 

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I didn't really know where to post this but I figured i'd just ask here. One of my clients main sites seem to have taken a massive hit overnight. A lot of keywords are down, a few are up. This is a brick and mortar business that provides services to a local area.

Should I ride it it out and see where it balances out? I have been adding a lot of content etc. Search console says no manual actions have been taken. Maybe I am just freaking out?

Any Advice is greatly appreciated.

based on what you said "one of your clients took a hit", so assuming that your other clients have not. so safe to assume that the ranking drop is not DUE TO YOUR seo processes, since other clients have retained their ranking. correct?

just want to rule out what is going on

the tanked ranking is for all the pages or just one of the pages?

for the main money keyword, what was your previous ranking and what is your current ranking?

can you tell what is unique about the number 1 position?
 

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based on what you said "one of your clients took a hit", so assuming that your other clients have not. so safe to assume that the ranking drop is not DUE TO YOUR seo processes, since other clients have retained their ranking. correct?

just want to rule out what is going on

the tanked ranking is for all the pages or just one of the pages?

for the main money keyword, what was your previous ranking and what is your current ranking?

can you tell what is unique about the number 1 position?


It's for multiple pages. All the number one rankings are branded unfortunately. I was hit hard in the local maps. For my main KW I am actually ranking 2 organic spots on the first page but they are #7 and 8 prior to this I was 1&5 . Before this I was only ranking one + GMB now I'm three total but positions have all dropped.

Earlier today I noticed my meta description was a much older one that hasn't been used in years. I checked again a few hours later and it was back to normal. These are strange changes indeed haha.
 

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It's for multiple pages. All the number one rankings are branded unfortunately. I was hit hard in the local maps. For my main KW I am actually ranking 2 organic spots on the first page but they are #7 and 8 prior to this I was 1&5 . Before this I was only ranking one + GMB now I'm three total but positions have all dropped.

Earlier today I noticed my meta description was a much older one that hasn't been used in years. I checked again a few hours later and it was back to normal. These are strange changes indeed haha.
humor me - does anything notable jumps out when you run your page and primary keyword on this tool:
https://www.keywordsheaven.com/on-page-tool/
 

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All of my rankings are starting to bounce back today. A few have actually improved. I'll follow up as the days go on.
 

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All rankings are back plus some more! Google loves to give me heart issues haha.
 

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Good to see some happy faces in here. Mine got hit badly. Traffic went fro 4-5k a day to 400-700
 

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Update Your Content with more relevant things to your keyword. in next 10 days You will get your rankings back :)

Try changing the title too if possible.
 

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Good to see some happy faces in here. Mine got hit badly. Traffic went fro 4-5k a day to 400-700

Hope yours bounces back quickly!

Update Your Content with more relevant things to your keyword. in next 10 days You will get your rankings back :)

Try changing the title too if possible.

I haven't changed a thing and my rankings are higher than they have been in a long time. Hopefully it stays this way, thanks!
 
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