Sudden Ranked Drop? Google Algo Update?

bahus

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I think everything is set up.You can not get ranking recovery anymore

Do you have the evidence to back up this claim? If you do, please share it, if you don't ... well, you know ... go away and F yourself ...
 

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Do you have the evidence to back up this claim? If you do, please share it, if you don't ... well, you know ... go away and F yourself ...
We should start to think that this can be new type of penalty, who know, I think @PetsStore wrote a good words, because some people recovered their rank (in the same day), and some didn't, so what should we think?
 

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We should start to think that this can be new type of penalty, who know, I think @PetsStore wrote a good words, because some people recovered their rank (in the same day), and some didn't, so what should we think?

Or perhaps it takes more time to recovered because the crawler is slow ? I don't know if it's the case but there are multiple reasons to think we can still recovered from this mess. It shouldn't be a penalty, I have tried to post my content affected by the issue in a subdomain and it works, the pages are well indexed.
 

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[I have not read the last 15 pages, I'm on holidays and not really time for it, just coming to keep you posted]

Hey guys :)

4 out of 5 of my sites that fell on 16th of December now have recovered, just 2 months after the (impossible to understand) fall.

As we all thought, the "mobile friendly" are back up and, OH, WHAT A SURPRISE, rankings are back where they were, or even better.

I have not done anything on these sites, except for theme update, and all the usual updates ...

I still have one site that has not recovered from the 16th of December fall and one that fell on 11th of January that has not recovered.

WAIT, it will be fixed with time :)
 

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i have done few single variable testing to test out this and they all ended up with the same result: disavow file hurts your ranking.... no one, besides google knows what are toxic backlinks...

others have done similar testing and ended up with the same result.

Noted, sir
 

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I have a strange thing after February 7

I have FR pages.
And before all top 3 in gooogle / fr

Now posts on google com are showing my FR

And in google FR instead of post it shows domain / page
strange
 

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So, I have a really interesting thing to share. Half of my website were affected by all those updates. All of them were on different IPs on the same server. I don't have Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools to all of them, just for a few, since they share the same code, so I can see if something goes wrong.

First thing is, Google reads the sitemaps but it shows 0 pages! The second thing, I tried to add GWT to a website, and verify if by uploading a HTML file. Google shows that my website has been hacked. So, I think that Google banned the IPs in cause, that's why I can't verify the domain and that's why most sitemaps report 0 results. The best approach to this will be to move everything on new IPs and reindex all domains again and see what happens. From this I'm 101% sure that the latest updates were related to spam pages.

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Conclusion: Who has the same problem like me, move everything at another hosting, preferably on a dedicated IP so you can check the history.
 

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Boys! There is hope! My site crashed on december 16th and was finished off in January to basically ZERO ranks, now on the 12th on January it started recovering. I didnt touch ANYTHING.

Its a grey hat site. Not very spammy, did things to look as proper as possible but with blackhat strategies.

Screenshot of ranking recovery(Theres a lot of keyords in here so thats why avg is so high as 60+):
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So, I have a really interesting thing to share. Half of my website were affected by all those updates. All of them were on different IPs on the same server. I don't have Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools to all of them, just for a few, since they share the same code, so I can see if something goes wrong.

First thing is, Google reads the sitemaps but it shows 0 pages! The second thing, I tried to add GWT to a website, and verify if by uploading a HTML file. Google shows that my website has been hacked. So, I think that Google banned the IPs in cause, that's why I can't verify the domain and that's why most sitemaps report 0 results. The best approach to this will be to move everything on new IPs and reindex all domains again and see what happens. From this I'm 101% sure that the latest updates were related to spam pages.

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Conclusion: Who has the same problem like me, move everything at another hosting, preferably on a dedicated IP so you can check the history.
In my case the problem is different, I haven’t any messages from GSC and I have different hosting
 

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The best approach to this will be to move everything on new IPs and reindex all domains again and see what happens. From this I'm 101% sure that the latest updates were related to spam pages.

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Conclusion: Who has the same problem like me, move everything at another hosting, preferably on a dedicated IP so you can check the history.

I don't think the dropped due IP. My IP was dedicated. And the other site was using CF. All those domains sink down to no where like a ship lost in Bermuda.
 

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First thing is, Google reads the sitemaps but it shows 0 pages! The second thing, I tried to add GWT to a website, and verify if by uploading a HTML file. Google shows that my website has been hacked. So, I think that Google banned the IPs in cause, that's why I can't verify the domain and that's why most sitemaps report 0 results. The best approach to this will be to move everything on new IPs and reindex all domains again and see what happens. From this I'm 101% sure that the latest updates were related to spam pages.


Please post pictures for the sitemap.
How can google show that your website has been hacked if you can't even install GWT?

Google does notban IPs
 

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Please post pictures for the sitemap.
First two are from a website, and the other two from another website. Both websites are on different IPs. All websites that don't show up the number of links in sitemap are on the same IP. So are you really sure that Google doesn't block certain IPs? Also, for all websites that are affected Google shows up only 4-5 pages and in Search Console it says I have thousands of pages. Either the index bug isn't fixed or this is a algorithm penalty.

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A new update is going on, looks like every 5 days they are rolling out more huge updates, as it won't affect their traffic, they can change and a/b test anything in any way, The biggest monopoly of all times won't stop doing more useless changes. I mean, if you start to observe since 2018 march until now, the google search is getting worse than bing.
 

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Look at our ranking swings, it seems Google is still heavily updating their rankings:

Date | Time | Position | URL
Code:
Feb. 18, 2020, 12:04 p.m. 20 /
Feb. 17, 2020, 12:04 p.m. 40 /
Feb. 16, 2020, 12:04 p.m. 7 /inner-page/
Feb. 15, 2020, 12:04 p.m. 7 /inner-page/
 

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Well I'll be damned, Amazon seems on the top of the first page of every product-related keyword and it takes more than one space. Nice job Google with your content is king crap. All that's left is for Bezos to pull the rug from under its affiliate's feet followed by Google pulling the rug from under Bezos's feet.
 

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I think this is my 7th or 8th post on this thread. It's been a roller coaster.

In early-mid December I lost ~80% of my first page rankings. In early January my website was mostly deindexed. In the second week of February, I began to see a recovery. Around 50% of my keywords came back. Each day more rankings and more rankings returned and now I'm at a full recovery.

The ONLY change I made after the deindexing in January was removing a 301 redirect from a powerful/relevant domain.

I'm not saying it was the 301. However, it seems that either my website tripped an alarm with the 301 redirect. Or, Google messed up and deindexed some websites as a bug.
 

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Yep, it's a fucking roller coaster. Our monthly traffic just went up again by 10k since Monday. Organic Keywords still decreasing constantly. It's so sad because you know that the traffic will dip again due to this freaking issue they don't seem to solve..
 

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What are you talking about? Current algorithm works as is supposed to (from Google's view of course).
hhh, indeed, if John Banana says there is no bug so there is no bug, end of the discussion ;)
 

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Do people that are having this issue use Rankmath instead of Yoast for the sitemap?
 
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