- Oct 26, 2022
25% week-over-week gains for me since Wednesday.
Anything changed after the very recent core update?So, until now I've only found some possible reasons that maybe, just maybe, triggered some kind of penalty. But it's weird.
If I was really, really picky, I would say my pages were more optimized than my competitors. But they are not spammy in any kind of way. Will modify them to be more SEO-unfriendly to be more like my competitors. Idk...
I've spent a lot of time looking at technical stuff and all is good. Does not seem to be a problem. The domain is well over 3 years and it's been stable with small variations of positions.
Prior to getting hit, I've been ranking #1. Now, I'm nowhere to be found. Sometimes the trackers find my site in the 1-20 position BUT it seems it's only for that particular instance.
Now to the weird stuff.
From February 24th, it seems the website has not been crawled anymore. But, in fact, it was. Edited 2 pages and Google crawls and indexes the changes and serves them. But, when inspecting a page, it displays Feb 24th as the last crawl. No spam message, no error, nothing.
The results have partially changed. Some local sites moved in. The results are just garbage and are not even on the topic.
For some keywords, the top 20 changed drastically. The new ranking pages were all written before 2020. Some of the pages have 150 words articles on a topic that requires way more.
It's not about EEAT, as some of the new sites are stuck in the past and have not been modified in any way since 2021.
Edit: No AI content. Some larger competitors also got hit in the same way.
Traffic more than doubled from Wednesday on an experimental site of mine. Hope this trend continuesYes, near exact 25% lift on my main site as well. Now let's see if it holds.
On a set of keywords with "best" outdoor stuff, now only news sites rank in the top 10, money.com, miamiherald.com, rollingstone.com, and so on. On over 60 different keywords that I track.Results seem vaguer now, I cant get my search answered without quotes ex.
does ssd write speed matter for gaming - Answers = forbes style sites saying why ssds are great - not at all my question
"does ssd write speed matter for gaming" - How much does SSD write speed matter for gaming ... - Redditv - quotes answers my question immediately
Pretty happy with this update so far.
I'm up somewhere between 60% and 100% (exact figure obscured by a trending topic).
The gains are largely coming from KWs that dropped in the Oct and Dec updates coming back.
This is the most consistently positive result I've had from an update, so either it's great news or Google is about to play an epic 'not' joke on me.
I seem to have had a drop of 30% around the 14th, despite rankings being mostly the same.
Same here, about 30% traffic drop from 14th without losing any rankings on a small site, or at least the most important ones. From stable 1,100 daily to 800. According to Semrush, all snippets are still there... but who knows. No "best xx for xx" articles, only info and how-to. I've never experienced this kind of drop before, so I'm officially joining the club of those who have felt the wrath of the algorithm.Same here. I have a 30% traffic drop, but can't really pinpoint it to any keyword(s). They all are the same.
Some, not a full recovery yet. 20-25% up from the bottom. What I've been doing is working but there's always the question of "Did I get it into place early enough for full credit." There's two more tasks I realized I should do, too. After that, it's out of my hands. I plan on sharing everything in my monthly update in a few days once all the data is in for the full month.Any recovery?