Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

Google Wipeout on 9/27-9/30 - 85% Drop in G Traffic

5:11 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 6, 2010
votes: 0

For reasons I will never likely understand we still appear to be ranking near the top for a lot of our terms but Google traffic began about an 85% drop starting 2 days ago.

Nothing has changed, we play 100% within the Google rules. What we do see is that numerous competitors have launched brandxyzstore.com and are now appearing in the SERPs. In particular one competitor launched 4-5 sites targeting brandxyzcategorybstore.com brandxyzcategoryastore.com etc and they're apparently gobbling up the rankings?

We played within the rules as outlined and appear to have been beated out by the cheaters. Nice guys do finish last.

There's no errors in WMT or anything like that, all looks great. No changes etc.
8:16 pm on Sept 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 5, 2004
votes: 0

i suspect something is going on right now - the last few days - that is yet to be fully acknowledged. you are not alone on this - hold tight.
8:25 pm on Sept 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 17, 2005
posts: 459
votes: 0

I think so. The last 2 days traffic have dropped 60%
8:53 pm on Sept 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 30, 2006
votes: 17

No problems here. Traffic up.

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members