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joined:Nov 22, 2018
Visibility could well be up, but less people on their computers/internet.
When considering the serps. traffic and conversions I dont think we need to even consider real life fluctuations much any more - it is all about what google decides to do and nothing more
joined:May 24, 2019
It feels like they just hired a massive number of summer interns and let them go wild.
A query to Mu is like asking a surly bartender for a fancy cocktail when you know all you'll get is warm stale beer.
nothing even remotely important.
"alt text on images", "correct use of heading tags"
Well, why would it matter if Google ranked your site #1 or #1000 to someone who's not even on the internet?
That was my point, with summer approaching, more and more people are going to be out enjoying the nice weather rather than being on their computers.
Personally, I'm expecting my traffic to gradually dip until about mid/late August when it should start to gradually climb again.
The reason that Google's methods of indexing sites are getting more and more complex (with the side effects of messing things here and there), is not only to try to provide a so-call best result, or maximize Google's profits, but also to get ride of cheaters too.
Without defending him, the thing is, if he leaks "important" information on how Google Search is working, it will be immediately exploited by spamers and black-hats guys of all kind.
I didn't even expect a concrete answer. I was simply aiming for him to acknowledge the massive issues, deliberate or not.
joined:Sept 12, 2018
Since 1 year of losing some CTR, the last few months were really a big hit in conversion
Since same period last year, sales down 50%. Still ranking #1, so the heavy weighting of Google interests above the fold is having a horrible effect on income. User behavior is suddenly upside down too. Yeah, someday Google can run the web all by itself and won't need or want us at all.