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Traffic Spike Yesterday - Google Refresh?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Windmill, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    Hey BHW.

    I had a website slapped by Panda. It would get 120 hits from search engines on its very very very best days. It was usually sitting at about 95-105 hits each day. Before the slap it reached heights of 140 for a single day.

    Yesterday, we had 151...

    Anyone else experienced a traffic spike yesterday?
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You probably moved up in the rankings. Rankings change quickly in some niches and every couple of days in others.
     
  3. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    It is a competitive niche, but here is the interesting thing; I am still penalised in my core-core keywords that I went after. I haven't recovered those rankings at all. Instead, I have gone up and clearly started ranking in extra long-tail keywords.

    Now, to me, this seems to indicate a potential panda recovery, because Panda is a site-wide penalty that basically limits your potential to rank for multiple keywords/long-tail keywords. So perhaps I remain penalised in my core keywords, but our worldwide reach and our overall search engine traffic is up.

    Of course, it could just be luck and it means nothing at all ;) hence checking with others ;)
     
  4. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    No idea, Google has been acting so weird lately... In Serpfox my rankings went down like -25 spots combined overnight.. Before that happened I was doing 70 visits/day from Google. After my rankings went down I was doing 320 visits/day from Google.. ? Explain that, lol. Anyways, this is a non-panda/algo update site, has never been hit with anything. But I don't know what this is, or if it is on point with what happened to you, but I'm just putting it out there.
     
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    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    There was no even semi substantial update yesterday from my numbers across a few hundred sites.
     
  6. Windmill

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    Thanks for sharing your experience :) 320p/d from 70p/d? Nice! Hope it is converting for you :)

    Thanks for the update :)
     
  7. Joker7

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    Wouldn't be surprised, google has been bringing out new updates more than ever in the past few months
     
  8. Windmill

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    Well I mean, I figured if there was an update it would've just been a very small one that was "leveling out" algorithum, nothing substantial.
     
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    Nothing here in terms of a drastic update. My EMDs and smaller sites in general tend to be volatile... Although consistent, but nothing like an authority site where +-2 SERP is huge.
     
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    It happens on mondays, people get back to the computers.
     
  11. formosa

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    everything is still normal for all my sites ..
     
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    Either big G is mad or this statement is true.

     
  13. Schwester

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    I did not have a traffic Spik that day, the traffic is still falling down:rolleyes:
     
  14. Windmill

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    Traffic is looking pretty normal today, so meh, just a very abnormal traffic spike perhaps? We'll see :)
     
  15. gsy159

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    My Traffic changed too, since friday I get the double of traffic, first it was 3000UV/Day and now 6000-6500UV's, but I saw that I rank for a lot of keywords, I thought it's maybe of the authority gain my site gained
     
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    I got the spike also yesterday and today my rankings dropped for 2 of my sites. Did you have non-english sites?
     
  17. MatthewWoodward

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    I would hardly call that a traffic spike.

    Thats the difference between a sunday and a monday or it being sunny outside where your target market lives.
     
  18. 1+1=2

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    my traffic doubled yesterday. funny thing is it's happened right after i transfer my site to a new shared host. but probably it's a G00gle refresh, sadly this happy period will not last long.