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    Exclamation Thoughts - Google Algo. Update - 7Jan2017


    Anyone got feedback on the "ghost" update from google ( 7 Jan 2017). SEMrush reported large changes in keywords position. Most of my competitors lost ranking in one day. What happened? IDK

    I thought they would make some kind of announcement, but according to my research, they don't want to.

    Google: No comment on possibility of a Feb. 7 algorithm update

    If you guys have input on the matter, I would be interested in hearing it.

    Thanks !
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    Of course there was no Feb 7th algo change

    That site has 2 main keywords it targets plus a ton of long tail keywords.
    All the longtail keywords where not effected but the main 2 keywords fell like a stone, showed a bit of a recovery then bang completely gone.

    I have read a lot about this update but its all guess work really, As this site the main keyword is its product its hard understand why it dropped like it did. You could say maybe its over optimised but the site is totally about this product so its a bit difficult to understand that logic.
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    I wonder if someone actually made a research (not hypothesis) on the matter, to find out what actually influced those changes in ranking. I guess we'll have more valuable informations in a couple of months.

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