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Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2019

     
4:35 pm on Jun 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Also, with the ad model a majority of people know that you are trying to get something out of them - a purchase, a signup etc - so there is a lesser level of trust there but if they find you through organic whilst they are in the research stage and you provide good info and value, then there is trust built and you get more sales.

On the other hand, people who are actively shopping for a product or service may regard ads as useful information. That was the concept behind Yellow Pages directories and magazines like Computer Shopper.



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12:10 am on June 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Same on my end for the most part. Rankings look the same, but traffic is down slightly, most probably due to seasonal factors.

School holidays starting in some states in Australia FYI if that makes a difference to you.
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Rankings look the same, but traffic is down slightly, most probably due to seasonal factors.

Yep, same here. 4th of July falls on a Thursday this year, so people are taking extended holidays. I suspect that next year would be the same.

Another thought I wanted to share, and some of you probably already thought of this – For those who are nuking a lot of old deadweight URLs that aren't even worthy of being rewritten, and even though you may rank nicely for them, they bring in no traffic, I would suspect that over time, since you are nuking them, your traffic on SEMrush would go down. They factor in the pages you rank for, and algorithmically generate your estimated traffic. So essentially, if you're removing tons of pages, the trend in SEMrush can reflect that.
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Up a bit on Friday, down a bit on Saturday, looking normal today so far. To borrow a line attributed to Yogi Berra, "It's déjà vu all over again."
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my sales for June clearly show the profound effect of google updates [imgur.com ]
4:01 pm on June 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I have both NewsArticle and Article schema on the same pages. Could this be the reason for the traffic drop?
5:00 pm on June 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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You should have only one schema. NewsArticle if you're a news publisher. But I doubt it would cause a drop.
If you use Wordpress, use the Yoast plugin. They now have sensible implementation of schema. But you would have to buy their news module to get NewsArticle schema.
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@topaz I bought their News plugin, but it is the theme adding the second schema. Figuring out a way to remove it.

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The traffic stats: [imgur.com...]

I don't know if I should give up or wait? :(
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I bought their News plugin, but it is the theme adding the second schema. Figuring out a way to remove it.


Not sure how your accessing your site but just do a search through the theme folder for "schema.org" to find the file/s that are applying it. You could even search through a local copy of the themes files if you have them so you know which one to edit. Try checking out the content-single.php file in your theme and it should give you an idea where to look and trace it back - most likely it is using a hook into something like <themename>_post_header.php or just look directly into the header.php
If you can work it out you theme author should be able to point it out quickly for you if you drop them an email.

If you need any help let me know - doesnt sound like it should be too hard to track down.
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Google News/Google Discover traffic dropped for many after the June update, including AndroidPolice: [twitter.com...]

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