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Lost traffic after google fetch and render

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Celestial711, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Celestial711

    Celestial711 Newbie

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    I added and updated a lot of my content and decided to use googles fetch and render tool, after doing this my impressions drops by more than 80%. Can anyone tell me why this? If google recrawls a site does it have to build up rankings again?
     
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    Steveputlocker Junior Member

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    Check in manual actions section in google webmaster, penalty takes time to appear though, Is ur site getting deindexed?
     
  3. Celestial711

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    Nothing appears in manual actions, some of the pages are being indexed but rankings have dropped since fetch and render.
     
  4. Steveputlocker

    Steveputlocker Junior Member

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    Those pages which were getting traffic for you are indexed or not?
     
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  5. Celestial711

    Celestial711 Newbie

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    it seems so yes
     
  6. serpwolf

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    I am experiencing same issues. I have tested this for at least three times once per two-week period. I made some slight meta description text changes.

    I cut out some stuffed keywords and went to webmaster tools to fetch the page.

    Once the page is fetched and crawled it lost 8 positions. It goes back during two-week period.

    All website pages are indexed. No manual action warning. Can anybody else experienced and confirm this kind of correlation with fetching pages at webmaster tools?
     
  7. Mark Anthony

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    Try reviewing the tools that you've added maybe one of those is causing the problem that you do not know.
     
  8. bathead

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    I think the clue is in the adding and updating of content rather than fetch and render. If you've made changes you fetch and then submit so Google may crawl the URL again. If the changes are negative or there is a technical issue then that function will just quickly bring to Googles attention and speed up any ranking drop.
     
  9. cyrusv

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    24hours ago I fetched and rendered a pretty new page, 5mins after completing the fetch, page shot up 20+ position each for all kws in serplab.

    Now? It went from 50ish zone to 70ish zone.

    From experience, you gotta wait it out to go back to its original ranking.
     
  10. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    For what purpose u wanted to use the tool? To fetch and render and then submit to index? In that case, most probably here is what happened:

    Google was not aware of the recent changes of your site, u fetch - render - submit to index - Google bot comes to your site, index the pages with the recent changes, and because of the recent changes, you lost the rankings, and that's why you lost traffic.

    BUT if u changed the contents for good, I mean added more texts, made it more relevant etc, then chances are high that this change in the rankings is just temporary, soon the rankings will be back, and you will get back the traffic.