- Nov 15, 2019
Yes even in buying section I see far more youtube in top positions. Google is again doing their own thing. Filling their own pockets. It's getting worse and worse with every update. Just wait before christmas they will push youtube even more. They need to make more money and less for publishers. Usually there was 1 max 2 videos at the top now from time to time i see 3-5 top youtube videos now!My overall traffic went down by 10% after the update started. But according to my search console, my impressions are the same, the average position is almost the same (went up slightly), but the CTR went down. And consequently, the total clicks also came down. Why would CTR go down without a rank drop? Youtube in the SERP? Lost snippets?
What sucks is Pinterest changed their algorithm and I took a bit of a hit there, but I see them course correcting (by maybe 10%, which is still a 90% loss). Whatever, I don't lean on them for much anyways, but this happened just as I was trying to improve my traffic there. Really took the wind out of my sails there.
That's an adjustment, not a hit. Don't let it throw you. Keep pushing and that momentum will continue - a year from now it'll just be a blip in the chart.Well, it had to happen sometime.
It looks like I finally got hit by an update.
I went from 1.5k sessions a day at the start of the year to 11.5k last month and now back down to 9k, which are July numbers.
I was aiming to reach 15k by the end of the year, but that no longer seems likely.
Agreed.Yeah, you have to look at the trend curve, like in anything else where there are external forces at play.