- Jul 18, 2012
If it just happened this week and it was mostly organic, it wasn't Possum. Possum was on Sept 1 and was primarily impacting the local results (not organic).
So what could have caused the huge drop of rankings? at the moment I don't have any idea since I checked google console and I got no notification indicating the violation.If it just happened this week and it was mostly organic, it wasn't Possum. Possum was on Sept 1 and was primarily impacting the local results (not organic).
I'm seeing this with at least one of my clients, post-Possum.when I search for KW + Location the business will show no.1 in the 3 pack but it won't show in the organic result
before the huge dive this what happened on the google console. DNS was flagged red.I'm seeing this with at least one of my clients, post-Possum.
Just for good measure, have you forced a recrawl of the site using Google Search Console's Fetch as Google tool?
the backlinks are all citations and local directories that have consistent NAP which I am also careful in choosing.It generally takes me 1-2 hours of analyzing to answer that question intelligibly. It could be Penguin but I have no way of knowing without looking at the backlinks and search console, and Analytics. You also didn't list the domain name or keywords so it's like shooting in the dark lol.
before the huge dive this what happened on the google console. DNS was flagged red.
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the backlinks are all citations and local directories that have consistent NAP which I am also careful in choosing.
suddenly the rankings went up after 3 days and are back. I noticed it after I search for the business brand name and the result showed our domain name. So I fetch and render the site on google console.
It was really strange since I didn't received any message from google console about a certain penalty if it was link spam, or content.
It still bugs me and I need to find out what happened on that huge dive so that if it will happen again I will know how to resolve it quickly.(or if others will experience it and who are reading this thread it might also help them)
so what really happened?
have you experienced something like this many times? How often do this happen?I think for sure it was your console error that created the drop in traffic. Anytime you have something like that you need to fix and have google fetch again.
Seen it dozens of times.