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Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2012

   
7:21 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)



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Hi All - First time poster long time lurker.

The sites I run have been decimated by this last change (or changes). All affiliate sites, many with good articles, great product browsing, responsive design etc. Traffic is down 90% overnight - conversions on whats left are terrible! Never ever seen it this bad. If Google are trying to eliminate affiliate sites they did a pretty good job on mine.

I have lots of EMDs which were hit hard, but also many non EMD sites that were also hit hard.

Almost seems like Google is trying to confuse us by giving us a Panda update 10 or so days ago, closely followed by EMD destruction and Image update... Now its really getting tricky to figure out what actually caused the drop in traffic, let alone recover.

I'm still sorting through the debris trying to figure out why some sites survived and the majority didn't.

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1:12 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



UK here and still seeing loads of foreign junk, pretty much constant now (used to be a warning sign of an update!). I'd love to know how much Amazon & eBay pay Google for Adwords as pretty much every search term nets a result. Not to mention they now also fill the SERPs, oh the joy.
1:32 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@ohno,
that is funny, i thought about it in the morning, too. They must only pay a tenth or below of an normal adwords user.
3:54 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



Seeing that different search format today (with everything gone from the left-and side and integrated into a navigation menu below the main navigation menu up top).
4:23 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



[sitepronews.com ]
An intersting read.
4:29 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



I should add, the comments below are even more interesting!
7:59 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Today has just been a miserable day. Totally worthless so I don't know it it is just me and things I tried to fix that screwed me over or it is something else or both.
Google is almost gone now
so it is getting time to skip the site and move on...

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