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10:52 am on Mar 12, 2019 (gmt 0)

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System: The following 23 messages were cut out of thread at: https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4937425.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 8:43 am on Mar 13, 2019 (cst -6)


Seeing some changes this morning. Anyone else. UK.
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Yes, it was telegraphed (sworn to spit handshake nda's until today)

So far, it doesn't look as bad as it was billed. Maybe this is a two parter?
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Our recipe website began seeing -20% drops in year-over-year organic traffic on March 5. We had made no changes to the site. Too soon to tell if the update on March 12 will reverse the drop.
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as bad as it was billed.

Hope you share more on that some time...
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No change (not yet, anyway) for our information site. So far today, our hour-by-hour traffic is closely tracking last Wednesday's.

BTW, recycling the "Florida" moniker (regardless of reason) is just confusing. When I saw this thread's title, I thought it was a "blast from the past" thread from 2017.
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We're seeing some wild hourly swings tracking from last Wednesday. As high as 65% up one hour to 7% down the next, like watching the roulette wheel hoping it lands on a good number...
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I was just thinking this morning how this week is the two-year anniversary of the first of two updates (the second one in May 2017) that combined to take away 50% of my traffic.

Thankfully I seem to be in the clear this time. Not seeing any real changes, good or bad.

[edited by: Cralamarre at 8:27 pm (utc) on Mar 13, 2019]

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I'm seeing no real changes yet either, other than that I wish I were in Florida right now ;-)
8:38 pm on Mar 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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A major Google update / Facebook goes down.



Somewhere out there a shadowy figure is stroking a white cat.
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Noticing a big improvement today for my site the health/diet niche which got hit in August (I've since made massive changes and quality improvements across the site in almost every area). I have a hair website (does that come under YMYL?), which got hit in April 2018, but too early to say if there are any improvements.

SERPs are looking more relevant today than they have been in a long time.
9:18 pm on Mar 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I'm guessing this is another health niche update since I'm seeing no changes at all. I wouldn't even be thinking about an update today if it were not for other people talking about one.
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+30% traffic, finance niche.

I'm going to cry now. Let's hope this will stick !
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So, health and finance. Anyone else affected?
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Entertainment niche.

Okay, after struggling all the way up to position 8 on my short tail Iíve now been dropped down to position 31 and Google has selected a completely random and not very relevant subpage with hardly any backlinks at all.

I hope this is just a temporary change!
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I'm guessing this is another health niche update ...


No, no, no, there was never a health niche update. The Medic name was a huge mistake. That name caused loads of confusion. Mueller said it was not focused on any niche.

The guessing that Google was targeting authorship issues was also a mistake that also caused much confusion.

Turns out that Google introduced a technology called Neural Matching. I wrote an article about that. Others followed that paraphrased or plagiarized my article.
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Tell me I'm not dreaming?

All along, we just had to wait for another 'core update' to see any improvement? I've worked so much on my site since August. I mean, I made loads of mistakes before and corrected them all... made massive improvements to the quality of the content. So much happier with how my site is today... but I felt really frustrated I wasn't seeing any gains and I felt that my traffic was capped.

Well... today...

Big increase in traffic.
[imgur.com...]
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A response to Elizabeth Warren? [webmasterworld.com...]

After all, if people are "happy" her agenda won't have much traction.
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I'm not really seeing this either way (up or down) all I have seen has been a continuous slow bleed of traffic over weeks and month. So far today is looking like it's going to be about the same as same day last week.
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Please, I've been getting about like 60 - 70k Daily views before, according to my Google Analytics, but as at yesterday. I hardly got 30k page views due to the Google Algorithm Update, Please what particularly can I do to revive my traffic.
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@King_Dammy ... welcome to Webmasterworld.

Too new to know what is going on. So nothing to suggest at the moment.
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Correction from my earlier post...SEMrush updated and I got hit hard by this. I noticed that my top two competitors also got hit. I hope it's just temporary
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My traffic drops lightly in recent days. Keep watching to see how this update affects.
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@kimiphan ... Welcome to Webmasterworld!

Keep watching. We all are as well! Too new to find the targets of this update.
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Checking different browsers and different IP addys.
Fluctuations, as if the update was still propagating to different data centers.

Anyone else seeing the bouncing around?
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Seeing changes for past 24 hours. When will this stop this year? Are Googlers decided to work hard this year? :)
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Woke up this morning to a big drop across the board. My home page is back on the short tail but now at position 44. Many of my big pages have dropped 1-3 places. Traffic is down by maybe a quarter. I feel sick. Iíve worked so hard for the last year and Iíd literally just got to the point where I had my traffic levels back. I donít understand why they keep punishing me. Please please be temporary.
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Yesterday it was up 300% against an ordinary day. Today is looking good but not as good as yesterday :)
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Deals & Coupons Website.
A slight dip in the organic traffic yesterday (13th March 2019). Hard to say anything now. Waiting for a day or two for some idea on the update.
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Entertainment niche, dropped from #3 to #9 , steady since yesterdaymorning
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Anyone else seeing the bouncing around?


Seemingly not however most of my sites are down 50% yet rankings still appear to be ok BUT two .co.uk sites with 90% UK traffic are both down 80% this morning.

I am also seeing an extra full line of image ads in the results for some queries, making two lines of image ads plus all the regular ads ... good grief, hardly anything BUT ads.
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Based on previous observations these type of Core updates usually take a week+- to fully deployed. Most niches will be affected to varying degrees throughout the week with some days being more pronounced than others.

During the rollout of the update, some days will be up and some days will be down but I find if you have a large initial jump or drop that will be how your site comes out at the end, though it will be not as pronounced.

Also a few weeks after the initial core update finishes rolling out there will be another smaller one to fix any issues Google sees.
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