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Has anybody recovered from Fred Update (March 7-9) ?

     
5:05 am on Aug 25, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
I would like to hear those who been hit by Fred Update on March 7-9 and if you got any luck to recover from it ?
Thanks
7:13 pm on Sept 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Personally I don't view Fred as a traditional update. I view it more like Google tightening up their pre-existing quality control knobs on the algo. Thankfully for me, the sites impacted in my industry have not recovered. When Fred hit, they lost rankings and my traffic jumped up.

I do think it is possible to recover from Fred but I expect most sites impacted by Fred won't recover. Why? The mindset of those webmasters tends to be more focused on short-term gimmicks. It is hard to improve your quality signals for Google with that type of mindset. If you want to recover from Fred, I would start with asking yourself what unique value does your website provide? Good luck.
4:27 pm on Sept 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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No gimmicks here. Just trashed a few posts that were off topic and we sank and have not recovered.
3:49 pm on Sept 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Fred was FEB, got recovery last week 20%+ traffic. OVer the weekend it reverted back to FRED <snip>.

[edited by: goodroi at 6:35 pm (utc) on Sep 19, 2017]
[edit reason] Let's keep the language on a professional level :) [/edit]

4:18 pm on Sept 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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What steps you took to get recovered ? I am still working on recovery too but still no luck