SEO Chat Forums - Google Optimization http://forums.seochat.com/ Google Optimization forum discussing techniques to increase rank in Google. Find help for defeating spam pages, building site trust, and figuring out the Google algorithm. Also read about the best SEO tools to help with Google search. en Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:41:38 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums - Google Optimization http://forums.seochat.com/ My page rank and visits dropped suddenly.. http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/my-page-rank-visits-dropped-suddenly-497809.html Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:02:22 GMT My page was at the top of 1st page the last years but suddenly it appears in the 2nd - 3rd page. I did not chane anything, no errors in console.. Any idea what could have caused this? Thank you! Image: https://i.imgur.com/2kKEtfK.png My page was at the top of 1st page the last years but suddenly it appears in the 2nd - 3rd page. I did not chane anything, no errors in console.. Any idea what could have caused this?
Thank you! ]]>
Google Optimization hariskar http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/my-page-rank-visits-dropped-suddenly-497809.html
Mobile-First causing Mobile Usability Issues? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/mobile-first-causing-mobile-usability-issues-497795.html Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:00:38 GMT All of my clients have been getting the mobile-first message in Google Search Console. Along with this, they're seeing a spike in the number of Mobile Usability Issues appearing in Search Console as well. Nothing about the pages has changed and, quite frankly, they're aesthetically sound.

For one particular client this seems to have affected their rankings.

Is anyone else observing this trend? ]]>
Google Optimization Adam.W http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/mobile-first-causing-mobile-usability-issues-497795.html
<![CDATA[Rankings and Traffic following Yoast SEO update "bug"]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/rankings-traffic-following-yoast-search-engine-optimization-update-bug-497736.html Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:26:43 GMT Hey everyone, was looking for some advice.

I have a client Wordpress site which lost 75% of their organic search traffic immediately after we updated the Yoast SEO plugin version we were using, as a result of the "media attachment bug" that was included in Yoast 7.0-7.2

https://yoast.com/media-attachment-urls/

I went into Google Webmaster Console, downloaded all URL's, identified over 800 bogus media attachment redirect URL's that were created as a result of the bug.

I then manually submitted all of them to GWC URL removal tool, double checked everything to make sure no legit URL's were included.

Those URL removals were completed last week, but since then organic traffic has been even worse.

I resubmitted sitemaps, and rankings haven't seen a huge decrease, but I was kind of expecting things to improve and not get worse following the removal of 800+ bogus URL's.

Any suggestions? Client is becoming worried, "wait a few weeks and lets see what happens" is my last resort as an answer. Need to figure this out since it's a big client, so any advice is much appreciated! ]]>
Google Optimization georgebizpro http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/rankings-traffic-following-yoast-search-engine-optimization-update-bug-497736.html
Creating websites for backlinks? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/creating-websites-backlinks-497722.html Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:29:37 GMT Hi!

So I've noticed a competitor of ours is creating websites, dedicated to specific keywords that are relevant to his product.

Somehow these websites are managing to generate a good DA score, even though they are a one page website with no more than 300 words on them.

So my question is:

1) Is creating random websites with barely any info but are stuffed with keywords on it a blackhat practice or is this perfectly fine?

2) How are these websites gaining such good DA with barely anything on them or any links pointing to them?

Quite a noob to SEO so any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance! ]]>
Google Optimization Trouchie http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/creating-websites-backlinks-497722.html
SEJ Webinar http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/sej-webinar-497690.html Thu, 13 Sep 2018 02:54:26 GMT I participated in a webinar from Search Engine Journal today. Today the guest speaker was Tim Soulo of Ahrefs. It was very interesting to say the least. This webinar was about Guest Blog Posting, it was quite informative. To say the least it put Guest Blogging in a new light. The bottom... I participated in a webinar from Search Engine Journal today.

Today the guest speaker was Tim Soulo of Ahrefs. It was very interesting to say the least.

This webinar was about Guest Blog Posting, it was quite informative. To say the least it put Guest Blogging in a new light. The bottom line of it all was Ahref's basically endorses Tiered Link Building.

This webinar was only 1 hour in length, so I invested the time. This co-operative event between SEJ and Ahrefs just fuels the fire on Guest Blogging. I must say it was quite ingenious they way it was presented. It basically described link wheels and Web 2.0 link building but not as such.

With events like this being sponsored by SEJ it is no wonder why people are still Guest Blogging. I honestly think it has merits to say the least.

Anyone else here participate in this ? ]]>
Google Optimization KnowOneSpecial http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/sej-webinar-497690.html
Old Site Lost Rankings http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/old-site-lost-rankings-497650.html Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:27:01 GMT Hi Guys, I once ran an active site which ranked well for local community type events. I used to update the page for a specific event with new times, dates, pictures and information every year. The pages did well and brought in a lot of traffic to the website. I stopped updating the site. The... Hi Guys,

I once ran an active site which ranked well for local community type events. I used to update the page for a specific event with new times, dates, pictures and information every year. The pages did well and brought in a lot of traffic to the website.

I stopped updating the site. The events pages now relate to dates many years ago. Obviously they now no longer rank for the events/keyword.

I have a new website where I would like to list the same types of events. I am wondering if there is any milage in using the old pages on my old website ?

Should I

1. 301 the old pages on the old site to the new pages on the new website.
2. Put some generic content about the event on the old pages and then put links in the text to the new website. Somthing like "For Updates and information on this years event, Go here"
3. Something different ? ]]>
Google Optimization Bishop Bob http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/old-site-lost-rankings-497650.html
<![CDATA[Google Confirms Broad Core Algorithm Update: The Facts & Advice]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-confirms-broad-core-algorithm-update-facts-advice-497599.html Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:04:19 GMT August Google Update Confirmed

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...hly-newsletter ]]>
Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-confirms-broad-core-algorithm-update-facts-advice-497599.html
Google My Business - Local listing questions http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-my-business-local-listing-questions-497595.html Thu, 06 Sep 2018 02:00:14 GMT Hi, I'm a small town local photographer in Bedford, VA. I'm indexed well with Google but not listed in Google My Biz. I'm concerned that I might be losing some business by not being listed on that map.

I'm also wondering, if I were to list, would my links and URLS such as blog posts and other pages be removed if I add my self to the listings? I normally come right up in the 1 or 2 spot. ]]>
Google Optimization James82 http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-my-business-local-listing-questions-497595.html
Google Correlate http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-correlate-497531.html Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:45:59 GMT Hi Guys A fantastic new feature https://www.google.com/trends/correlate Hi Guys

A fantastic new feature

https://www.google.com/trends/correlate ]]>
Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-correlate-497531.html
Medic Google Update http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/medic-google-update-497508.html Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:48:28 GMT Hi everyone

Anybody got any feedback regarding the last Google major update "medic" ]]>
Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/medic-google-update-497508.html
Are you Experiencing Google Cache Problems ? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/you-experiencing-google-cache-problems-497502.html Wed, 29 Aug 2018 23:34:32 GMT There has of late been a few threads / questions concerning web pages and Google's cached version of same pages.

People have been getting a 404 error when trying to view that cache page.

As one member pointed out, Sandy2012 in another thread, "don't worry about it, its' out of your control"

Sandy2012 is correct, it has no impact on your rankings according to Google. Consider it
Googles' way of telling you your site is now using the mobile index.

Also note that just being included in the Mobile Index does not provide any ranking boost but being Mobile Friendly does give a boost.

Here is the article and Google accepting responsibility for the cache error, it's from Search Engine Land.
Click the graphic, it's linked. I recommend reading the entire article.

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Google Optimization KnowOneSpecial http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/you-experiencing-google-cache-problems-497502.html