After reading about many webmasters affected by the June 2nd update and also long tail keywords, is there any correspondence between the two?
I was affected by the June 2nd update and haven't recovered much traffic since the update. I was considering on going back through all my websites and start focusing on long tale keywords and experimenting with combination's in the title tag. I have to go though most of my sites anyways and update wordpress.
I just wanted to ask what step's you did to regain rankings that were lost due to the update and or the change towards long tail keywords?
Examples are welcome! Thanks for reading and taking the time to respond.
June 2 was a kind of tweak on the Mayday algo change - Google's goal was still the same, to serve more trusted websites for long tail searches, even if that means "ignoring" some technical SEO factors that some sites depended on to auto-generate long tail relevance.
So the fixes I've heard about - and they are not common so far - have involved unique changes in each site's case. I've got no rule of thumb to share, just the general guideline of knowing what Google's purpose is. Do whatever you can NOT to look like automated backfill of long tail query terms.