New Google Update, Laying Down The Hammer on EMDs…
Last night I saw this ominous tweet by Matt Cutts…
Minor weather report: small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results.
Then… the aftermath ensued…
I have 1 site that’s a very thin EMD site that is untouched. And I had another site with much better content (non-EMD) that has been absolutely killed by the recent update.
The hate/love relationship with Google continues…
Let’s see what’s been happening in forums.
I just wanted to jump in and tell you guys that I have lost all my sites from Google (~10)… Even the ones that didn’t rank, fell from 30pos to nowhere… Even the ones that I wanted to build as an authority (had already 20 pages and I wrote more everyday) are gone now. I just don’t know what to do anymore, so many bad thoughts on my head. I just can’t believe my sites took hit. All my micro sites had at least 10 articles/pages, but the ones that have 3-4 articles are still ranking…
Guess it’s time to say goodbye to google and focus more on ppc and product creation. However, it was a nice run.. I even bought at private network, but I guess I will just rent for links and noting else..
Sour taste… the madness continues…
0.6% my ass. Google always downplays the actual numbers.
I got hit hard. Most of my websites that were on the front page for years, survived all the lame updates and are now gone.
This is exactly why I don’t give a shit about Google and target Bing. Google is going to self-destruct.
But even NON-EMDs got hit too? Even legitimate sites?
So last night’s algo killed my top site stone dead.
Thing is my site’s not an EMD or even close to an EMD – and it’s as white hat as it’s possible to get – nothing automated, in fact all natural links. Yep, links from actual people because they like the site.
It’s a giant review site and it’s got over 3000 genuine reviews from genuine people on 50 national UK brands. It’s been on the radio, mentioned in magazines and I was offered a lot of cash from a supermarket to buy it’s ass.
10,000 daily visits to zero
It makes absolutely no sense
Which makes it seem to me that the algo was absolutely not just about EMDs – or this is a temporary “bringing the rubbish to the surface” algo tweak to give the manual reviewers some spam-fodder.
Anyone else experiencing almighty strangeness?
And more madness…
Yeah all of my sites tanked, some non-EMDs as well.
The only good thing about this crap is that it affected competitors as well, I will make sure to stay updated and do whatever necessary to get ranked higher than before.
I am a bit worried though seeing as almost every single competitor I had that was an emd or close to it is gone. I’m sure Mike/Kelly/Greg/others will soon know how to get back on top, until then I will focus on other things.
Sorry your site tanked Ally, i’m sure it will be back on top soon
I don’t know what to say guys, but this is just more proof why NO ONE should rely 100% on Google. And let’s be honest here, Google doesn’t know shit about good content vs. crappy content. They can only crunch lines of text and code, so don’t give them so much credit.
The storm still continues, the next few days should be interesting, try to sit tight.