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It's Google's Broad Core Algo Update for Sept 2019

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Diamond Damien, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. trackshack64

    trackshack64 Junior Member

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    Traffic is down 70% on my 18 month old site that was steadily growing and ranking well for some good terms with virtually no link building... The interesting thing is it actually started tanking around Sept 17 and then really accelerated on Sept 24/25.

    I think there was something to this update but I'm not sure. Maybe I tripped some filter in the regular algo and it's not actually because of the update.
     
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  2. pinoytut

    pinoytut BANNED BANNED

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    September core update focus on YMYL.
     
  3. Stackz

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    I agree - Without trying to sound like a broken record: Still can't see any differences on any of my sites.

    Maybe they only hit a specific niche, such as Health? Something to do with YMYL maybe. Would explain why some people here seem to get hit in some sort of update, while the rest aren't. But it could also be standard fluctuation too.

    EDIT: Spot-checked two sites on Semrush instead of just rank positions, and both have a traffic boost in this update. So, something seems to have changed after all.

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  4. SnitchHunter

    SnitchHunter Newbie

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    This comment probably might be a shit post but in my opinion I think google is experimenting stuff.
     
  5. decon8x

    decon8x Newbie

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    I don't know if Google and Ahrefs is related but one of my site got bumped from ahrefs rank 21m to 13m without any new backlink!
     
  6. hoppik

    hoppik Newbie

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    My slow rising in rankings has stopped, but no major changes in here. Quality content and natural backlinks do not get hurt that much I guess :)
     
  7. cedomir87

    cedomir87 Regular Member

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    My traffic dropped by some 40% but the rankings are about the same (with a few drops here and there). The biggest difference was CTR, when I looked at my Webmasters Tools I saw a drop of about 50%...

    Interestingly enough, I experienced the biggest traffic drop on a page where I'm currently occupying position 0. The results look ok on desktop but when I looked at the SERPs on my mobile phone, I saw that Google has added their "Health conditions related to this search" cards as well as "People also ask" tab above my result. I mean, I know Google wants to keep people on their search page as much as they can, but giving them a list of related questions above their actual search term seems a bit retarded, especially when the list of related questions is exactly what my article is all about.
     
  8. ranga

    ranga Regular Member

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    update:

    The traffic is down from around 400 unique to 200 unique, around 40-50% drop in traffic. Did no backlinks to the site, only added unique engaging content. In my experience, don't need to change anything and the traffic recovers in around 1 month if major keywords are staying in positions, which are still there in my case.
     
  9. Seo Expert0

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    I am waiting to outrank that competitor with 300 words articles.

    Wish me luck,let's hope they give more trust to long content, nothing happens yet on my sites.
     
  10. bartosimpsonio

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    Are your sites in English or other language?

    This does reek of shit post but I can't quite put my finger on what makes it a shit post.
     
  11. Stackz

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    They're in English.

    EDIT: Checked another one of mine that was quite abandoned:

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    +1520% lol.

    Here is the dance:

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    Another one has -27%, but slowly since August. I need to do a proper check tomorrow of all the sites.

    EDIT 2:

    Another one of mine.. ouch. There was definitely an update.

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  12. marcus528

    marcus528 Regular Member

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    Has anyone else experienced their traffic dropping but their impressions going up? Any idea why that's happening?


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  13. soa0611

    soa0611 Elite Member

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    Google is showing your site , using not so relevant keywords
     
  14. SnitchHunter

    SnitchHunter Newbie

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    Yea I have experienced this on my site too. They ranked a highly unrelated page for my keyword.
     
  15. Amit Mishra

    Amit Mishra Newbie

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    It doesn't affected me alot now stats are improving.
     
  16. vrodriguez305

    vrodriguez305 Regular Member

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    Main keyword.... of course there are more.. lol
     

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  17. DamoHG

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    Our site is holding about the same.
     
  18. samrichards

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    Agree, experienced the same with projects I handle.
     
  19. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Nothing bad here either.

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  20. Bajiodunamis

    Bajiodunamis Newbie

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    Site lost 50% of its traffic, but bounced back after 7 days.

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