Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wawangjan, Dec 18, 2019.
Yes, buzz on tech magazines
cant wait for what they gonna say this year :|
I didnt notice that last year tho, so what happened to the lost index? are they recovered?
So, if this is a bug, why this time they don't tell "Hey guys, wait it's only a bug, we are fixing it"? :/
i experience the same issue 4 of my site loss 90% traffic and some page get deindexed. I tried to add in more content and change the site external links for google to reindex my site
Because actually they don’t know yet, they’re investigating...
I'm outside of USA most of the time but site is hosted there and targets mostly Americans (English).
My largest competitor is actually selling gambling links from his site (and anything else he can). But it has history and trust, so I guess Google prefers that right now.
Same. I have some spam/bot links but have tried to do this site by the book. Be patient, I'm sure this will pay off in the long run.
I think this could be the case. My site loads in under 1.5 seconds. WEBP images, minified everything, as fast as possible. This still feels to be a loading and rendering issue - I think Googlebot-Mobile is having trouble crawling our "complex" sites and that old HTML Times New Roman site from the 2000's is very easy for it to render.
I feel you man, I used to make blackhat sites and when they got penalized I understood why; of course I was sad about it, but they deserved it.
This time I wanted to build something quality and long term that provides value to my visitors and then this shit happens. It's just so fucking demotivating, I spent hundreds of hours working on this website and then it's just gone with no word from Google about what's going on.
"It's just so fucking demotivating, I spent hundreds of hours working on this website and then it's just gone with no word from Google about what's going on." yes....SO demotivating.
I don´t think it is a penalty. And "how we see the site now" is also BS. The site of ours that got hit has 2 other languages versions on different domains, HRFELang connected and for the user via a country picker. Those other two domains are doing the opposite = Sitemap gets crawled, mobile results and overall sites listed grow (same as traffic). And one of those is also the X-default. Everything is build on the same code, template etc. etc. only the language of the content is different per domain. Topic is same popularity in any of the 3 countries.
Are there any similarities on our sites? Everyone who has been hit by January 7, are these all Wordpress sites (mine is).
my site is not wordpress
I have the same issue, my sites are similar but written in various languages. Only Spanish one didn't get hit and I don't have any clue why.
PS. And on this Spanish site, all pages are indexed, there are no errors.
Yeah, it is just re-evaluated. It is how we see these sites now
A lot of sites with affiliate Links were killed. Mine too.
I think that is trully wanted by google. The bot probably looked for affiliate Links in pages and penalized the entire site even If links are nofollow.
The remaining question is : why websites without affiliation have been hit ? Is there any ?
Nope, I don't think. I have similar websites in different languages, two improved a lot their traffic, others got hit drstically and de-index. All with affiliate no follow link. It is all random, no common points!
Are all websites hit in non-English languages?
Mine is in English.
Mine is too.
I haven’t any english websites. Only hosting is in US
Its really beyond how they can have no clue whats going on. He could just ask or check what happened on 17th December and on 7th January. Is it so difficult? He could just ask: Did we make any changes on these dates? Or how did the algo behave? How did the crawler behave?
They must have all the data....and Google keeps their mouth shut. So many of my websites lost their rankings and only 20% or less pages of them are in the index. No manual penalty! Why?
My sites are all on Wordpress, French.
They all have affiliation and nofollow, but it's discreet, not intrusive and it does not make the user's experience worse.
They are all white hat.
Some fell on 16th of Dec (5 of them)
One fell on 11th of January (not on 7th compared to most of you). Also, this last site is the youngest one, only 14 weeks old, high-quality unique content really written for the user.
Here are all the infos I can give you to help find similarities...
Separate names with a comma.