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My Google traffic is back to "before Mayday" levels

     
11:08 am on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone seen a change, from Friday, MayDay affected pages?

Some of my sites have recovered traffic :)
4:23 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not me yet :(
4:26 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes my site has been back as well for the last days. Lets hope it stays the way.
4:46 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Got some of the lost traffic back in thursday/friday (21/22 Oct). Was hit June 2nd.
4:56 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Have any of you folks been working on anything to get the traffic back? Such as building links to the pages that lost traffice, social stuff, etc.
11:10 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)



those who were hit on june 2, were major gainers on october 22

those who were unaffected on june 2, lost everything on october 22
9:17 am on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I changed seo onpage things.

More keyword density, and more differentiation in the pages.

Before, the pages were content duplicate or very similar.

The change were on day 22 (Spain).
9:47 am on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Where do you get the traffic?

When you say that your traffic is back to "before Mayday" levels, do you see the traffic return to pre-may levels for the same pages?

Or are you seeing traffic to some new pages (pages on which you have worked to make them as unique as possible)?
1:03 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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From what I can see, traffic is back to the pages that lost it on June 2. The rankings are still different though, for instance one term is at position five and not two like it was before. Still, I'm very happy that the pages turn up in search again.

I personally made a lot of changes to my site, and honestly have no idea if the return can be attributed to those changes, or a change in Google's algorithm. I think the latter is more likely, as multiple site owners seem to have been experiencing a comeback on the same day.

Still, I did some onpage changes, mostly what was recommended to me in the Google Webmaster Forum thread I opened. This included nofollowing external links in the sidebar, removing dead links and removing profiles with obvious spammy links in them. I have added content to a few high-profile pages as well, and did lots of diversified link building, e.g. press release, bookmarking, guest articles and so on.

My site was never a thin content site to start with, and I always believed it to be an error on Google's part.
3:26 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)



Im glad, ok, glads the wrong word, relieved to hear that Iam not the only one to suffer rankings drops.

Last week 18th saw a pagerank update [seroundtable.com...] and on the 22nd there were reported indexing issues [searchengineland.com...] Is the combination of the two not related to our (all of us) positions tanking?
3:40 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Nickyboy.

Keep in mind that last week's PR update was only for what the toolbar shows. That's exported about four times a year. The true PR that Google uses is constantly updated and there is no way for anybody to know what it is.

But, as always, that doesn't mean that there couldn't have been an coincidental tweak to true PR at around the same time or, as I'm starting to suspect, maybe some sites aren't now passing the same amount of juice as they were before.
5:21 am on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Any news about the 22 October 2010 update?
5:29 am on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



It was, according to information on the Google Webmaster Forums, a shift in the algorithm - and not a new sweep of penalties. Some kind of further evolution (or repair?) for the Mayday changes, designed to improve long tail results.
10:15 am on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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it is getting worse day by day
6:23 pm on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Visitor levels are now back DOWN to the levels previously seen before MayDay (having been 30 to 60% up since) and sales are now back UP to the levels previously seen before MayDay (having been 80% down).

For every UP, there's a DOWN.
 

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