The first occurred on 4/19. That hub's traffic has already started its crash and burn.
The second occurred on 4/21. I'm reasonably certain the traffic crash and burn is starting there as well.
I'll give it a week. If things aren't back to normal by then, I'm putting the keywords back. Better to have good traffic on the main site, than bad traffic on the niche site. Neither issue involves keyword stuffing, misdirection, etc. So my putting the keywords back shouldn't result in sudden unfeaturement.
The keywords were part of a natural running title? We need to take this thread seriously since PD made a serious comment.
That takes me back to when we had to put in those things in the bottom of a hub set-up. Words that search engines would instantly recognize. Ahhg, hubbing in its infancy.
An update in the interests of fairness and full disclosure....
My traffic came back. All is well.
Actually, I was serious. And I just went on a major keyword-unstuffing spree. I wanted to replace them with dividers, but those are a no-no as well.
Haha... But on a serious note, could you answer my question:
Were the keywords were part of a natural running title? or was it more like: "Keyword - something"
One hub title was a thing of beauty to be admired by all as it was.
The other hub title was indeed too long, but the two vital keywords were snipped along with all the blathering.
It looks like on one of your Hubs the traffic dropped before the title change. It is highly unlikely that traffic will drop in less than 24 hours with the small changes that were made. On the other Hub, your Google traffic is about the same in the US and the Google Indian traffic is down. I would add "Bike and Car Bumper Stickers" to a subtitle and see if that helps. Perhaps there was a slight drop in another referrer. I can't see that on my end.
This is a good tool to useto make sure your Hub's title is not cut off in Google results. When editing titles, we try to make them conversational, the proper length, and void of keyword stuffing or words that are synonyms.
Great minds think alike. I had perpetrated that very thing just before seeing your post.
I will readdress the issue in a week, hopefully traffic will have returned to as was. If it hasn't, I'm going to the dark side (excepting for the keyword stuffing, that one is indeed a major no-no).
And I've just discovered the hub has been stolen. I am dealing with that as we speak.
Update. And DMCA filed. Be interesting to see how long it takes these days. I'll report back.
Clock start: 04/22/2016, ~11:00 am Google HQ time
I did one like 2-3 weeks ago and it took 4 or 5 days. Or was it a month ago.
Clock end: 04/22/2016, The approval happened sometime before 4:50 pm. I kid all not, start to finish was less than six hours. And that includes already being removed from the index.
I find this tool much more useful for titles and meta data as it gives you the character count.
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by Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago
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