Hello, on August 28th / Oct 23 and Nov 12th.. Our site has been hit hard with whatever Google is doing behind the scenes. We have had our site up for 11 years now and our rankings have been consistent with some normal fluctuations with competitors, etc but never hit hard like this.
On the dates above our traffic was cut in 1/2 but to be restored almost 1 week exactly. These would take place on a Tuesday and be restored on a Monday or Tuesday.
There are no messages from Google and it's just baffling me as to what, who, why this is going on. Do any of these dates above correlate with some other Google updates going on? If these were penalized, why would they come back and be fine like it's been for 11 years but than 4 weeks later be hit again on a Tuesday to come back again 1 week later.
At first I thought a competitor was messing with us but than it came back, and than happened again but came back and now it's happened again so maybe Google is testing something or it's like they are flipping a switch and rotating top rankings around in a test mode. I have no idea... Is there a Google Support / Email to contact? Thoughts?