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Was There any Update on 18 December 2013??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by umerjutt00, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just logged in to one of my old blogger blog and noticed that the daily traffic has decreased from 2000 u.v. to 300 u.v. Take a look at the screenshot of webmaster tools:

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    The sharp decrease in traffic started on 18 December 2013... Was there an update on 18 December???

    I was never involved in any sort of link building as I was targeting local keywords and there was not any competition at all. So it not any neg seo... I have no idea how this happened.
     
  2. ZorkZork69

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    Um, your site could have just been penalized for something? Have you checked the analytics? Have you checked your backlinks to see if someone is trying to take you down?
     
  3. fren99

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    Yes, an update on 17th, you can search many ppl talking about this.
     
  4. Nightly

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    I don't know, I think someone posted recently about an update (don't quote me).

    My Bloggers are doing fine, no real traffic/search drop around the 18th. Those blogs are also being spammed to hell at the moment ranking top 10 for a few keywords :p
     
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    i guess there was an update on dec 17th ....because every panel owner are effected by it.
     
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    I guess it's the usual periodic shakeups....saw some changes here and there, but I don't watch blips - it's not a big one.
     
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    Youtube is changed her API access key....and some of the panel is still working...
     
  8. umerjutt00

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    You mean it is just temporary??
     
  9. umerjutt00

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    Why are you replying on every thread with the same post?? It is in no way related to YouTube.
     
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    There was an update. People might say that it was small
    but it was big one. Google refused claiming that update took
    place on December 17th, 2013.

    Several payday sites in foreign countries got penalized for
    several people.
     
  12. umerjutt00

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    So that was not me. This was not my main money site but this has totally shocked me that Google can do anything anytime they want.. It is just a click for them but on the other hand, people loose their income source.
     
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    Google seems to have a old index and a new index. The old index rankings are normally long term. The fresh index changes change every week or so....that is what I meant. But it may or may not be temporary, depends on what you see the coming days.
     
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    yes there is some activity that is going on, one of my sites just dropped a couple of pages for no reason.
     
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    What it seems to have done is reduce the number of results displying authorship.


    Secondly it seems they have reduced the total number of pages in their index-


    ?Buy SEO? 12 months ago returned 210,000 results, which has dropped 27% by 153,000
    ?Kontent Machine Review? used to return 220,000 results, now just 56,300 ? 75% drop off
    ?Matthew Woodward? used to return 16,900,000 results, now 11,800,000 ? 30% drop


    This seems to be the opposite of the Caffeine update in 2010 which increased its index by huge amounts.
     
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  16. NathanEG

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    There was definitely an update, but what's weird is only one of my target websites was hit and of course, it's been using the cleanest link building techniques out of all my sites. However, I am drawing some early conclusions that it had something to do with Panda because this site had a ton of duplicate content both on-page and with META tags, and thin content as well. It's an ecommerce website. I had 10 national keywords rankings #8-#15 and they dropped off the map on December 17th. Still no recovery thus far, but I'm fixing duplicate content issues and diluting anchor text (just to be safe). I'll keep you guys updated!
     
  17. umerjutt00

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    I also can't figure out what it was all about. THe blog was 2 years old with original content and nothing black hat. It was one of my first blog.
     
  18. tpaolo

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    I run a comparision prices blog, before 18 it was getting little but good google traffic converting well with CPA, after 18 google stopped sending me traffic. No backlinks at all, only FB and Twitter posts, maybe huge duplicate content penalized it.
     
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    Had a few sites shoot to page 1 that were ranking on page 5 or 6 (sites that used to be on page one)
     
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    I think you might have done something wrong otherwise you could not get this biggest lose in traffic.