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  • #4648

    Susan Newman
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    I feel like these recent Google updates are meant to show SEO’s that their rankings (or income) cannot be stable, and give smaller guys a chance to get part of the money.

    This is because I am literally seeing results appear/disappear in top 3 every few weeks.

    I saw this several times already. There is no clear pattern.

    This is awesome if you suck at SEO and were stuck on page 2 or 3. This is terrible if you are good at SEO and held top 3 spots for a long time.

    Anyone agree/disagree?

  • #4649

    James Chalmers
    Member

    I’ve had a website on position 1 for a solid year just with good on page. Local SEO but competitive industry.

    • #4650

      James Chalmers
      Member

      Nice! Any shake-ups with the recent updates? How about other sites in your niche?

    • #4651

      Jenny Ting
      Member

      I’ve seen our competitors fly all over the place at times, but usually after a week or so of shake ups, they return close to their “original” position.

      Although there was one I noticed that fell off the face of the earth and I still dunno why. Oh well, my client is still happy.

  • #4652

    Jenny Ting
    Member

    One of our client site got totally disappeared from Near Me queries and traffic dropped from 50k to 2k.

    • #4653

      Jenny Ting
      Member

      And this happened 3 times in October.

    • #4654

      Keith Millar
      Member

      Anything similar across the sites?

  • #4655

    Keith Millar
    Member

    Welcome to SEO lol… This has been happening ever sense Google decided to stop telling people what their updates are geared towards…

    Where do you think the “SEO is dead” saying comes from.

    • #4656

      Keith Millar
      Member

      SEO is dead comes from people that can’t do SEO… amirite?

    • #4657

      Keith Millar
      Member

      Yea but those same people ranked at one point and got slapped by Google.

  • #4658

    Stella Reynolds
    Member

    I’ve been following all the basics for local SEO clients using PBN’s and guest posts and although there was a small hit back in the August update my sites have gradually improved since.. maybe I just suck at SEO.

    • #4659

      Stella Reynolds
      Member

      Hi, can you help to recover my sites, if you can suggest steps I need to do that would be great

    • #4660

      Stella Reynolds
      Member

      Make sure the basics are good, title tags, h1’s etc, not over-optimised on page. I’d suggest looking at your competition to try and work out why Google is favouring those sites over yours. If you’ve been hit with a straight up algorithmic penalty then this is your guide.

      How to 91x Website Traffic – A Case Study Blueprint for 2018

    • #4661

      Debra Fuller
      Member

      Thank you very much for your time. The site was wiped out for local SEO like near me queries. Can you suggest anything I need to do on GMB or in local SEO.

  • #4662

    Debra Fuller
    Member

    I have watched “Featured Snippets” disappear across the board on my sites and on the largest National brands in my space.

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