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    Odd reaction to Google Updates/Data Refreshes


    I am wondering if any other webmasters/Seo'ers have come across this before.

    This image is from 1st Jan this year. As you can see pretty much every major update this has knocked this site. But oddly it seems to recover.

    I have been on the hunt for other sites that may be behaving like this to analyse as one site on its own doesn't give much to go on.

    So has anyone come across this reaction to updates/data refreshes before?

    (This is not about the site I have hosted the image on btw)

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    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....I can't post a link of the image. But basically it like a site being hit by Panda and the site loses 2 thirds of its traffic but then recovers anywhere between a week to a month later. Has happened 5 times in 2012.

    Can show an image if you email/message me (if that is allowed)
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    Inbox me the URL of the image and I'll post it.
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    Wished I could. Forum rules seem to be stopping me from sending PM too.

    email?
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    Read the forum FAQs but still not sure how long/how many posts I have to wait to be able to post an image.


    Will see if admin can help out.
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    Originally Posted by Hooya
    Read the forum FAQs but still not sure how long/how many posts I have to wait to be able to post an image.


    Will see if admin can help out.
    Why not upload your image to a picture hosting site then just type out the url: site.com/picture.jpg or site dot com/picture.jpg if necessary
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    Had no response so here goes.

    tradingforex1.com/GU.PNG
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    Posting the image for you:


    [IMG][/IMG]
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    Are you switching templates? Switching layouts? Anything to match with the month or season? That is odd.
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    No but I had a similar thought. I was thinking it is some structural issue.

    The site uses a standard sidebar across the whole site but I have to manually update some of them as they are not in the theme's loop.

    Some people I have mentioned this issue to have suggested that I am not updating the site as much as before and when I get hit I naturally do more work on it and thus it recovers. But if that were the case I would expect to find plenty of other sites with the same issue. As of yet I haven't found one.

    I personally feel that there is an underlying issue that needs correcting and by working on the site it somehow confuses Google in to thinking the issue is fixed but then they do an update/data refresh and back down it goes.
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    My gut instinct tells me GA code by be missing from some pages during these updates. This is interesting
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    The site is by far from perfect and can do with some removal of similar content and to be tidied up a bit but naturally I am wary of making any sweeping changes until this issue is sorted.

    What do you mean by 'missing'?
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    The 'issue' actually started in October 2nd 2011. I have looked at google update history and obviously there were a few panda updates in August/September.

    But I still can't see why I would recover inbetween. If I am somehow fooling Google into thinking I have corrected Panda related issues then finding out exactly what I am fooling 'it' with would be a potential gold mine.

    Been on a few other forums and still haven't found anyone else with a similar issue.
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    Can you post the exact dates of loss and recovery. Do they match any of these dates:

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    Yes of sorts. Will see if I can add the dates to the image.
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    4th Jan
    22nd Feb
    9th April
    25th July
    18th October


    Problem is there are so many major updates now anything fits in with the dates. The reason why I think it is updates as I usually do a search when it happens to this site and there is always increased chatter about an update/data refresh.
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