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Any ideas why my traffic dropped 20% since the April Penguin update?


I have not been able to deduce the reason for this drop, especially since that Google update was aimed at 'black hat' SEO practices. Looking for suggestions from those more knowledgeable than I. Thanks!

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Best Answer Kevin Languedoc (klanguedoc) says

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Helpful suggestions! I've been working on it some and this is confirming.


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Barbara Kay, thanks for your take on this. So even though it started happening in April, maybe the summer traffic slump started early for my site? Or, are others seeing the slump started in April?

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    tmbridgeland, wow! Sorry to hear that.


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Thanks for this bit of information, Rob! I think I recovered well, though, from Panda. It's the one just this April that I've not seen a full recovery from, yet.

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Ohh, the emphasis on popularity makes some sense out of what happened. Bummer! That's true, I am finding I have to dig dipper, too, to find more relevant information. Thanks for your take on it!

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Good to learn of your experience. Yes, Glenn Stok, another hubber with some other sites says they are doing better than his HubPages site. Something about the links at the bottom of each hub to those of other hubbers is what Google seems to not like.


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