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The only flagrant issue I see is that I have thousands of links reported in GSC from spammy hot-linking sites. So far I have assumed that Google would simply ignore the cruft, but now I have my doubts. With nothing to loose, I have blocked hot-linking outright with Cloudflare's hot-link protection and once I have time I will replace the image tags with object tags which will take a load of the server as well.
joined:May 25, 2018
Then yesterday literally every single gain was wiped out and we were back to where we were or worse. Just incredibly disheartening, it happens every single time.
I have some new pages that have been making incremental progress up page 1,
joined:Oct 17, 2018
joined:Apr 21, 2018
Using the operator seems to remove google's "reorganization" of the organic results and actually returns some pretty good results.
joined:July 29, 2017