Has anybody else noted a dramatic drop in traffic and adsense revenue over the l

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  1. Randy M. profile image84
    Randy M.posted 6 years ago

    Has anybody else noted a dramatic drop in traffic and adsense revenue over the last 10 days?

    I have a wordpress blog that was consistently getting clicks over the last few months, but that has been shut down to a trickle and traffic has decreased by about 40%.  I am also seeing less income and traffic on HubPages and several other sites.  Has there been a new Google algorithm introduced recently?  If so, what can be done?  I have been working on making more social contacts to compensate, but I know that this strategy will take some time to realize effects. 

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  2. T. R. Brown profile image75
    T. R. Brownposted 6 years ago

    There has been an update to the Google algorithm.  I have been reading the it is going after backing activity that Google believes isn't organic.  If you have been engaging in aggressive back linking, that could be the issue.  If not, you may have simply been a casualty of the upadate.  Have you dropped in Google for your keywords?  If yes, you probably have your answer.

    1. Randy M. profile image84
      Randy M.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I still have 3 of my sites on the first page for my main keyword phrase.  I am still confused.  It may be some of the related keywords that I am trying to rank for, but I really haven't been that aggressive in back-linking for these other words.

  3. girlgonestrong profile image60
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    You need to go over to WarriorForum.com and then to the Adsense/PPC/SEO forum and read everything you can find about the "Penguin" update.  It's a major sucker-punch which google has delivered to the little guy.

    1. Randy M. profile image84
      Randy M.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      From what I read, people with good, original content are being hit as well as those who spun content and used grey or black hat link building methods.  Seems like Google's new Penguin algorithm is screwing Google as much as us little guys.

 
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