joined:Aug 13, 2019
Hello fellow Webmasters,
I handle SEO of one of the leading media houses of India. We were massively impacted by the June Core Update and have not been able to recover since.
Here are some of the observations:
From September 2018 to May 2019, the referral traffic from Google Discover witnessed a constant rise, especially for some of our categories like Education, Health, Technology and Cricket.
On June 4, 2019 we lost a major chunk of this traffic and in the past 70 days, except for a couple of normal days, our traffic has been around 30% of our May level.
We have never featured in the Top Stories section of the page, even though we have implemented JSON-LD properly.
For the past 30 days, whenever we search site: www.ourwebsite.com the total links remain constant at 1,03,000 even though we are creating around 1,000 pages daily.
Ours is one of the fastest loading websites in our region and industry. Our PageSpeed Insight score for non-AMP pages is 80+. Typical DNS resolution time is 20-30 ms.
We have seen a constant rise in Crawled-Not Indexed and Discovered- Not Crawled pages.
Our webpages are served by an industry leader CDN. We have configured our DevOps properly so that the server is never busy.
We have also observed a rise in Time to Download a Page from 200 ms to 300+ ms. We tried to resolve this but have not been able to reduce this.
Interestingly, our traffic from other mediums have risen 10x in the past 2 months but it hasn't translated into Google giving us more users.
Finally, even though we have 200k+ pages our AMP report is stuck at 33k+ pages.
It would be great, if you can refer to someone who can help us out. We would also like someone to audit our website completely so that we can improve our referral traffic.