Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackcatburgular, Jun 6, 2018.
No update. My website is normal
just to give everyone an idea of how badly this has affected the rankings:
definitely something is going on... started between 14-15th.... up 15% here
You made changes to your website then post about a potential algorithm update? Noindexing those pages is much more likely to be the cause of your drop than an algorithm update.
Anytime you drastically change something to do with the content of your site or the pages that get indexed, Google will re-evaluate your entire site. Yes, they lie about pretty much everything, but when they say Google is “pretty good about figuring that stuff out” they aren’t lying.
It’s best to leave your stuff alone if it’s ranking. Focus on getting links to preserve your ranks into the future, and just setup the proper noindexing/ etc for future sites only.
Yeah to be honest I made these changes by accident, therefore didn't realise they where "no idexed" till I had a look through my search console. That's why my initial thought was a potential algo update.
Yeah you are correct! I should of left well alone!
Yeah, check the updates here - https://www.seroundtable.com/category/google-updates
There are constant updates since the end of March.
The issue was with the piece of shit Yoast XML sitemap issue. When I have disabled the yoast xml sitemap option, I then created a new sitemap with https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/
Then submitted the XML sitemap and requested index
Then fetched and rendered the sitemap on mobile and desktop in Google search console.
Hey presto! Rankings came back instantly!!
What? yoast sitemap caused deranking? google can correctly read them so thats unlikely
Slight fluctuations on my domains, nothing as per algoroo, 92 degrees on mozcast.
Informative post. I was searching for something else but fortunately getting this post. Nice to see Google update because it always be beneficial for genuine persons.
There are a few known bugs with yoast causing issues with sitemaps. I am 99% certain that the issue was caused by yoast. Soon as I installed Google XML sitemaps and re submitted, all of my rankings came back. Literally within 5 mins.
Yeah, highly recommend not to use Google XML sitemaps plugin, that's all I'm going to say...
Its worked fine for me so far, I havent had any issues.
Can you elaborate?
Why you told this?
How did you request for the sitemap to be indexed after submitting it?
Separate names with a comma.