Google Core Update, June 2019. What Happened?

Last Update: June 05, 2019

Google has released it's latest update, the Google Broad Core Algorithm update for June 2019. It appears that Google has just rolled this out as of June 3rd (at around 10am) and I have noticed both positive and negative results amongst members.

One thing you don't want to do is panic if you see negative results immediately after these algorithm updates. These typically hit websites at different times, meaning that your website may see an increase or drop before others, thus skewing the results initially. It often times takes weeks before the dust settles from a significant algorithm update.

Based on what I have seen, it appears that Google is continuing to reward "pillar" style content. Content that is thorough is continuing to become the benchmark for SEO success. You don't see much content under 1,000 words ranking on the 1st page any longer, and for more competitive terms 2,000-5,000 words is becoming normal.

That doesn't mean that you need to be verbose with all your content, some of your posts may be 1,000, some may be 1,500 words, some 2,000, some much more. It will depend on the actual article.

So keep doing what you are doing. Keep creating high quality content. Keep working on getting engagement. And continue focusing on low competition keywords, ideally under the 100 QSR threshold. You will continue to see results and continue to climb the ranks with every update.


Have you noticed any changes in the last day or two with your rankings? If so, I would love to hear your feedback as to what you are seeing in terms of your rankings and your overall website traffic. Leave your insights below.

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IveTriedThat Premium Featured Comment
I've seen a definite hit and a number of others I've spoken to and researched have seem almost exactly similar declines (in the 20-30% range). I charted my traffic to get a visual representation, included below.

If the core update stays unchanged, I'll have lost about 3 months of growth. It's not the end of the world, but it is disheartening. For now, I plan to ignore my stats until things settle down. Letting the stress affect my work will only hinder things further.

Follow Kyle's advice. Stick to creating great content. This will only be a minor setback in the grand scheme of things.
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dylanrieger Premium
Hey Steve,

Just out of curiosity did you notice any trends in which posts lost rankings? Like word count, reviews, or anything like that?
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IveTriedThat Premium
There's no visible trend that I can see. The majority of my posts saw massive declines, while others got small bumps. Both mobile and desktop were affected equally. Nothing to make sense of at this time.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks Steve.. I'm sure it'll all be sorted soon
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Lindat3473 Premium
It is like anything else you have to be a paradigm and be able to do a paradigm shift. In other words go with what comes. We are now, more than ever, in a constantly changing world. To not change is to become behind and eventually extinct. We at WA will never be in the later category. Go team.
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rose442 Premium
Hello Kyle,
My site is still entirely new and not much traffic, so I was surprised when by accident I came across one of my articles (I posted in March) on page 2 (this was June 1) needles to say I was quite excited because this is a first, but I was also a little skeptical. This post was a software comparison with no comments and what visits there have been bounce rate is high. I checked again on June 5, and it was on page 1.
So when I read your post, a light bulb came on!!! I'm pretty sure that will change soon.
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Kyle Premium
That is always a great sign. If you start hitting page 2 of Google, it typically won't be long before these start climbing onto the first page...and new posts you start creating start making their way up there too. Keep up the great work!
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rose442 Premium
Thank you, Kyle
I'm sorry. I didn't make my earlier comment clear, the reason I commented on your post is that I think my success could be a glitch with the mentioned Google update(instead of the effect being negative it was positive).
My site doesn't have much traffic, and that page only has about 19 clicks.
So, I was trying to add to the anomalies noticed during the google update. I feel there is no way any of my posts should be on page one or two yet!
Could the update effect positive instead of negative?
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OSegun Premium
Thank you Kyle for this heads up.
I am still relatively new here. I haven't got my site indexed and ranked. Though I have successfully registered with Google analytics and Google console. I am waiting, hopefully soon, I will join the "hall of fame" of people with ranked websites.
I have noted the need to have very rich and quality content. That is my watchword going forward.
I will juggle my existing posts to reposition them and the new ones will be irresistible for Google. With that, rankings, here I come - a promise to myself.
Many thanks.
Segun
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Kyle Premium
You will Segun, keep at it. Comes with time and some dedication to your content quality. ;)
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MikaelM Premium
After the update in March, I saw a big jump up in traffic on one of my niche sites. Since it has steadily kept increasing.

Here after the June update, the same site has, however, lost 30-40% of the traffic.

And when looking at some of the sites that have moved above me in the some of the SERPS this can be quite confusing. Some of them are very superficial, have little content, a lot of grammar errors, and one of them has even more or less stolen my lead magnet and gives it to their email list.

So not really impressed with the quality update of this Google update so far:-) But we shall see what happens over the next few weeks.
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OSegun Premium
Hi Mikael,
Sometimes things happen. Don't be discouraged.
I wish you all the best.
Segun
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skmorrow Premium
SAME! My traffic has been steadily increasing since the March update.

I had not seen any change in traffic this week until today. Today my traffic is down 50%, but maybe it's just a down day. I have had 0 clicks on one of my top posts today, yet it's still on page 1.

I don't know how long it takes for an update to reach a speck of dust on the internet like my site. We will see how the next week or so plays out. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Google sure can mess with my emotions with the ups and downs.
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MikaelM Premium
Yes, it definitely can be an emotional roller coaster:-) We have to just continue and see what the results will be when everything settles.
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StefanC Premium
Same Mikael, 30% drop compared to last week. I think it's not coincidence.
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MikaelM Premium
Unfortunately not. Let's hope it will all even out again soon.
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StefanC Premium
Yeah, I will follow eddy's advice and stay away from analythics for a while. Lol create more content instead os crying is the best alternative. Good luck for us
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MikaelM Premium
LOL - yes, that is a good advice.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Kyle,

Good to know but I will put it in the back of my head.
I will continue writing, over time my posts are getting longer and I am doing my best, that is it.
Thank you for the information, I hope all is well with you and your family.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MrKent Premium
My bootcamp site went from 100 organic sessions a day to 20. Doesn't look like it's coming back up anytime soon. Does this mean I should ditch the site or keep writing? What if I keep writing and another 6 months it goes back up to 100 then after another Google update and it falls back down again? I'm very confused what I should do now.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Check out Bing's free SEO Analyzer. It may show up why you've lost traction.
https://www.bing.com/webmaster/diagnostics/seo/analyzer
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Zarina Premium
Keep working on it, unless it's impossible to recover. If you followed white hat strategies taught here at WA, you should get back up. Keep plugging away man.

My own site after updates would go from 400 to 300 or even 250, but it slowly would go up back to 400. It's annoying but at the end of the day, if you're doing everything right, Google will take note and reward you.

In terms of MMO sites, it might be a bit harder and even Super WA'ers got hit but it doesn't mean they are gonna ditch their sites now. (Scroll down to one of the first comments on this post, with Steve and Eddy with a y leaving a comment).
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MrKent Premium
Thanks for the encouragement, I'll keep working on the bootcamp site. Yes I always stick with whitehat and what WA teaches, never any blackhat. At worst my writing style may be too formulaic and repetitive, maybe that's why I got hit hard. I'll try to be more creative with my writing from now on.
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skmorrow Premium
Good info, thanks Zarina. I have not noticed any change in traffic until today, down 50%. We will see how this plays out.
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Zarina Premium
Based on GA, I had about 50 visitors less today than in the last week, but it could also be because it's Friday, everybody's out or watching basketball game (Toronto Raptors vs Warriors) and they are not really shopping. Just my guess
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, every week is completely different. There are lots of things that can impact traffic on a week to week basis, sports events, weather, world events, holidays, etc.

Look at month over month traffic, that way you are going to get the best idea of traffic growth or a slow down (and prevent knee jerk reactions). :)
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OddHelgeH Premium
thanks for the valuable info, Kyle :-)

I recently started a new blog I've wanted to put together for a long time, and I see that the length of articles is overcoming. Great news.

I have this question, I found an article about Progressive Web Apps reaching Desktop, is this something we should start looking at on our websites (blogs), or is it just something else?

I didn't quite get what it means, that's why I'm asking. Anyone?
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Petra4 Premium
I cannot answer your question so I don't have the answer either.

But, to answer your question . . . I would be asking the question, "progressive web apps reaching desktop" & putting it amongst all WA members and see what comes back to you.

Also, searching on Google, I found this:

Desktop progressive web apps can be 'installed' on the user's device much like native apps. They're fast. Feel integrated because they launched in the same way as other apps, and run in an app window, without an address bar or tabs.

https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/desktop
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OddHelgeH Premium
Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it, and of course take action on it.

I also found that site, but I had more questions than I could handle after reading it.... LOL

Maybe this is the new hobby of mine ....

Take care and enjoy life :-)
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Suzay Premium
Thank you Kyle for the info!
Hey. I'm going back to my training, I see that there is much more help and explanation, and less opportunity to fall into a crack. Less frustration is what it looks like to me.
In the past I couldn't even explain the beginning stuff that I couldn't understand! Things are looking good now! Thank you Kyle for more guideposts on the path. Thank you!
Suzay
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
I wonder if Google is going to keep going in this direction of rewarding longer content more and more. Personally I think they favor it a bit too much. Sometimes when searching on Google I want a short and to the point article that is focused on exactly what I'm searching for, but instead they rank these massive articles before the more targeted ones and then I have to skim through a bunch of information I don't really want to know.

Kinda annoying sometimes but I guess this might be the better of the options. It will be interesting to see what happens with future updates.
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Sunshine1972 Premium
I agree . A lot of these long articles are long for no reason. There are just filled with personal stories long before it gets to the point. If you are supposed to answer the question in the first paragraph and the snippet I don’t see point of such long article filled with useless information.
Product reviews warrants a long article and a tutorial.
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rayden1980 Premium
fully agree with you here. Google has gone mental over the last years, always siding with the big corporations cause that's what it brings them money. I remember in 2010-2011 when I was ranking small, 10-page Adsense websites in Google. All I had to do was spin a few articles and submit then to the 3-4 biggest article directories and within a month or 2 my small Adsense websites were already generating $80-$250 per month each (depending on the niche and traffic). Nowadays?? Nah, Google doesn't like mere mortals like myself anymore. They want me to sweat writing articles all day long in order to make a few bucks. Screw that! I'm doing it for now cause I need the money, but once I have enough of it I will start looking into ways to screw Google. I never liked bi companies anyway. I would ruin them all if I had the power :)

But anyway, the point is that I agree with you. I close (or hit the back button) on probably 80-90% of the pages and youtube videos I click on if they force me to read / watch so much crap before to get to the answer. That's not cool, and Google encourages this behaviour. Really not cool...
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Kyle Premium
I agree, there is a happy medium here Kyle. Sometimes an article only constitutes a more simplistic explanation. For example, this very post was only 250 or so words and ranks on the first page of Google under many relevant search terms.

But the reality is, you want to be thorough enough to help answer all of your visitors potential questions. Certainly don't write in a way where you are putting "fill" content just to make it longer, write until your point has gotten across.
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JaneMahlehle Premium
Hey Kyle
Thanks for the update.
I noticed a sudden spike in traffic. Nothing major but very welcome of course.
The interesting part is that more than 60% of that traffic comes from a "Not set" country.
That sort of freaked me out a little. But I believe I can calm down and continue working.
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Kyle Premium
Perhaps that is a new country that nobody has heard of yet? lol

It is all positive though if you have noticed an improvement in your rankings and overall traffic.
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JaneMahlehle Premium
Well it’s showing on the 🗺 but I would rather not say🤐
Traffic has increased by 280%. In happy.
Ranking, not much improvement. Still happy 😃
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Zarina Premium
Usually after updates I see slight dips in traffic of my main Amazon niche site (down by about 100 visitors), for example, instead of 400 visitors, I'd be down to 250-300 visitors again.

Based on Google Analytics, it seems I'm being stable the last couple of days, maybe a slight increase. Say 11-12 visitors every 30 mins as opposed to 6-8. Will know more with Google Console in the next week.

Anyway, hopefully this time I won't have to climb from 250 visitors up again like it's happened the previous few times! I feel like my progress is that of a turtle, very slow lol.

Not complaining though! Just stating a fact ;)
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Kyle Premium
Stability is always a good thing. You create great content that gets good engagement. I don't think that you have anything to worry about and coming out of this update you are likely to see your traffic continue to grow.
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Zarina Premium
Haha yeah stability definitely is better than crazy ups and downs! At least I know what to expect more or less.

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I'll just continue to give quality content and follow white hat strategies that I used since the beginning.
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep plodding along Zarina, I see great things about to happen to you. Believe!
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your continuous support, Mark! Really appreciate it.
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for that update, Kyle. I really appreciate it.

Of course, I got hit and I was wondering why and you just answered that for me. I just changed my theme and lost 40 - 50% of my traffic (mostly from Google - no issues with Bing and Yahoo) and traffic was getting a bit better over the few days before the update.

I was worried that it was due to the theme that my traffic went down but that's not it. Now I know it's because of the update.

My traffic increased as if nothing happened yesterday, so that's a good thing I guess, although my traffic has been a roller coaster lately. But hopefully, with more publishing and a little patience, things will get better.

As always, thanks for being on point about these things and for being reassuring.

Thanks for all you do!

Reyhana
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Kyle Premium
That roller coaster is all part of these more significant algorithmic releases to the search structure at Google. The worse thing anyone can do is panic when they see a dip and look for the problems on their site (there is unlikely any, it is just the bouncing around resulting in an update of this size).

Good to hear your traffic bounced back so quickly, that is pretty typical.
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EdwinBernard Premium
I’ve read elsewhere as well as in WA that Google can change their rules for SEO at any time. This is good example. I interpret this as Google to improve the content standards for high ranking.
Hence your suggestions on moving forward make sure a lot of sense.

I now find it hard to keep my post so less than 1000 words. 1500 to 3000 seems to be my natural length, depending on the topic. Even my WA posts exceed 1000 words.
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Kyle Premium
They change their algorithms to find the best content. So whatever updates they make are centered around that, they are no necessarily big shifts in the SEO world.

They don't have a bench mark word count, nor do they favour content that is doing things "back door"...they are trying to find the best, most relevant and engaging content AND content that loads fast and offers people a great design experience.

That is what you should be focusing on.
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Carmeta1 Premium
Yes Kyle. I have seen a significant drop in my ranking for the last 2 days and that is not right at all and I am really disappointed. Right now I should be going into the 500 ranking. Can you find a way to maintain our rankings? Something has to be done.

Another thing, is Amazon going to restructure their registration process for prosective affiliates without having to listen to voicemail to get a pin number to enter which at times do not work?

Can you add a program for persons on the platform who want to update/register their DNS records for other email services like Mailchimp to authenticate their domains and generate their URL for their email campaign. Let us know what are your plans about that. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
The best way to maintain rankings is to focus on quality, informative and helpful content. Also, engagement still plays a role in your rankings as well.

Usually with a Google update your rankings will bounce around quite a bit, so I definitely wouldn't recommend that you panic here.
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GlenPalo Premium
I am glad to see my pillar approach to content is validated.My first pillar article is 7,000 words. I am currently creating sub-topic posts using long-tailed keywords to support the pillar.

The draft of my 2nd pillar article is currently 12,000 words. But I plan on reducing that and use the content for related sub-topics.

It will be interesting to see how it all turns out at the end of the year.
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gbj35 Premium
I thought my 1700 words was too long. I feel pitiful next to you!
Any tips on how you put out that many words for 1 article?

:kneeling at your feet to drink in your widsom:

Gwendolyn J
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Kyle Premium
Don't feel that you need every post to be that thorough. In some circumstances, it will be amazingly useful to the end user to have such thorough content. However, you also don't want to overwhelm your audience with a book when it is not a requirement to get your point across.

It sounds like you have a good handle here Glen. :)
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GlenPalo Premium
My objective was to be thorough. Yet, have the article scannable for the reader. I used a number of lists. The article is broken down into 9 sections with a table of contents. The reader can pick and choose or scan.

Each section has a link or links to related sub-topics or links to external authority sites. I have 9 internal and 17 external links. I have 11 internal links back to the pillar article.
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GlenPalo Premium
Thanks, Kyle.

I have one pillar article with 7,000 words. A second one is in draft form.

My sub-topic posts for the first pillar range between 1,000 and 2,000 words with one post at 2900 words.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is a great approach Glen. :)
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chief14nj Premium
Not sure how i feel about this, i have noticed many of my posts that were ranked relatively high, some i cannot even find on google, but all are still page one on Bing. My last post was indexed on google but yet i received no e-mail from WA that my post has been indexed. I have been reading a lot of complaints on Wa posts recently and not sure what to do. I am approaching my one year mark here at WA and not sure what to do. I love the community here and it has taught me so much and i do not want to leave, but?
Robert
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Carson Premium
Hi Robert,

I'll be more than happy to address any concerns that you have if you would like to reach out to me via Private Message - perhaps I can offer some help and have a look at your website etc. When Google does a core update like this it can take weeks for the "Dust to settle" and for rankings to stop moving around. We used to call this the "Google Dance" where google would shake up the rankings and then let their new algorithms re-rank and sort the SERPS. Give this some time. We've had many folks mention that traffic is steady and in other cases where traffic has gone up as a result of this. Write your content based on being very thorough, answer the questions your audience may have, and try to focus on 1500+ words (as Kyle mentioned above).

I'm not sure why you would consider leaving WA - lots of awesome things happening within the community :) New Training, New Platforms, and Updates to Existing systems!

Carson
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chief14nj Premium
i'm not leaving, i know i belong here and i know hard work and patience will prevail, i have total trust in you guys, sometimes i guess you just have to vent, thanks for listening and responding so quickly
Robert
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Igor13 Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Thanks a lot for your update!

It is great to know that content creation is still the top priority for rank and traffic.

If you ask about some "modifications" going on related to this update, I could only notice that my newly written posts take longer to index.

It is unusual for me to see my newly written posts need longer than 3-4 days to index. Sometimes, I could see my posts be indexed within a few hours.

However, I am active with SAC! Looking forward to finishing the second month and continue with the 3rd one.

Thanks,
Best regards,
Igor
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Chrissaw52 Premium
Thanks for the update. I'm a beginner on here, but I have noticed the changes on google. With this happening I think we all will still succeed. Who has been affected it will change for the better again soon. Like everything else there are always changes. I'm new to this community, but already from what I've seen with the great support and community we all will succeed no matter what.
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Rebecca54 Premium
Thank you for this article. It helps me understand what I need to do. Do you discourage writing articles less than 1000 words, even for a recipe? I have a lifestyle blog and I HATE reading an entire article before I get to the recipe, so I've cut most of the article part out, but that makes it less than 1000 words.
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wildgeese Premium
Hi Rebeca nice to meet you. A possible solution is to write two recipes associated with the same food. I still write recipes as an ex chef. I do the long winded make everything recipe and the short cut cheat recipe. For example I can make a white sauce from scratch writing this takes time just for the sauce. Then there is the cheat where you can buy and use a pre made sauce from a packet. The purest way if you have time the short cut for busy moms or guys who want to things quickly.
I hope this helps with your thinking and writing
All the best
Steve
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Rebecca54 Premium
Thank you. That helps!
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SondraM Premium
Maybe you could put the recipe, which is what most people want up a the top. Then the background info below....
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NWTDennis Premium
Could this have been the cause of down Google Servers reported last Sunday? It's encouraging to know that we have you and your team at our backs Kyle. Thank you for your explanation and encouragement.
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Kyle Premium
That could have created a dip on Sunday, but not today in terms of traffic, but yes, this is likely related to a big rollout they were doing that "broke" their platform. It could have been related to this.
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Thank you so much for being there to guide me here. I am so glad that you accept me here as your followers too. I really appreciate it too much. And im trying my very best to understand all of these. Because i believe that i will survive my situation i am having right now. As a beginner i apologize that i do little things on my site right now. But maybe little by little i will learn and understand all of it soon.
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gbj35 Premium
Take your time, hon.
All things come to be in the fullness of time <3.

Gwendolyn J
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MGaspary Premium
This is a great way to start promoting killer blog posts. Which is why I thought there's nothing beyond than any other strategy but WRITE COMPREHENSIVE POSTS.

Because whatever Google does with its algorithm, the ones with higher quality as seen in length (which I have taught people on Wealthy Affiliate for weeks) always win.

Thanks for the post, Kyle. :)
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is exactly the case. Those chasing backlinks are going to be chasing their tails in my opinion.

This is another update that initially appears to be focused directly at content and content thoroughness, but it will be more obvious when the algorithm is completely rolled out.
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lakbar12 Premium
Thanks for the update, Kyle.

Great to know that we don't need to panic. I have seen a slight change, in traffic and click increase. According to my clicks in Bing has increased by 202% not sure if that is from algorithm or is it because, I've been pushing really hard.

On Google, it appears that my impressions, clicks and average position is steadily improving. So, I will continue doing what I have and that is following the training, and writing high quality content to the best of my ability.

Above all, I hope at the end of the day, I improve with this change. That would be great! If not, I'll just push harder.
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Kyle Premium
Bing is typically harder to crack initially, but once you start to get noticed by Bing and get good rankings there, they tend to stick (and don't have the same fluctuations that Google does).

Love your approach, that is the approach we all must take with any algorithm update. If you see positive results, work hard. If you see negative results, work hard. :)
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lakbar12 Premium
Great to know! I'm pushing harder.
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NnurseBecca Premium
Dear Kyle, I got your 100th like button! Yipee doodles 🙂🙂🙂 I wondered what the dill is about Google or if we were in a little pickle. I am relieved to have you explain unnecessary worry. Still a slight concern, just enough that I don't want to be to poor to pay attention. Have a great day.
Thank you & kind regards,
Nurse Becca
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Kyle Premium
Nice, there needs to be some sort of prize for that!

There is usually a sate of panic with every Google update, but seasoned SEO'ers understand that Google's focus is content as that is what drives their business. If you are create highly engaging, useful, helpful and thorough content you are going to see your rankings and traffic climb through the arc of time.
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JohnJStanley Premium
Varied results for me, I haven't been producing enough content but have 1-2 pillar posts doing well.
The main pillar post on my site ranks well for 5-6 search phrases, 1 of those phrases it went (before and after the change) from Google: position 1 to position 6
Yahoo: position 6 to position 1
Bing: 1 to 3
That's the 6th row on this screenshot. For Google i'm seeing 2 increases and 2 declines so that matches.
Overall across 3 search engines on SiteRank I'm seeing 4 increases and 7 declines, so its a real "mixed grill"
BUT I know I need to produce more quality pillar style content 5,000+ and some 2,000-4,000 articles as well
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, some up, some down. When this Google update settles and is rolled out to all of their data centers, you will have a better idea of the overall impact. If you are experiencing 1st overall rankings though and sustaining those within the SERPS, that is definitely a good sign.
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digitooly Premium
I think this is a great opportunity to mention that you should always be adding different components to your business.

This can include building a quality e-mail list, learning PPC or Facebook ads, using a pre-sell content series (instead of one post), and down the line, even creating your own digital products (e-course, membership site, etc).

These all require certain levels of expertise to master but will give you more revenue streams and make you less dependent on organic traffic.

Having said that, the core of your business should always be a high quality website with compelling SEO optimized content. That should be what you master first.
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Kyle Premium
Always good advice, don't have all of your eggs in one basket. SEO is a great way to build a sustainable and long term business, but a Google shift can have an impact on your overall business within a single update.

The good news is that Google is chasing after the highest quality content, so that is what you are producing, then through the arc of time you are going to see your rankings continue to climb.
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magistudios Premium
I've seen an average 26.08% increase in traffic on one of my sites. I have also seen some additional knowledge graphs show up in the SERPs.

It's important to know that Google shakes the monkey tree for a reason and it is to ensure folks like you and me (who practice ethical SEO) remain within the top of the SERPs.

If you have been slightly affected, go into search console and do a URL inspection to your affected pages as this should bring them back to where they deserve to be.

Regards,
Jay
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cld111 Premium
Now you're just showing off. ;)

Kidding.

When you say do a URL inspection to the affected pages, do you mean to ask Google to re-index it?

- Christina
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magistudios Premium
In essence you are asking Google to come back to the page and crawl it again to update it's index.

So not a re-index, but an update.

:)
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cld111 Premium
But I thought if we did that, it might really mess up ranking? I know we're supposed to do it on ones that might not currently be ranking due to the update, but should we be worried that it might further de-rank them?

(I had that happen to one of my posts in the past...)

- Christina
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Kyle Premium
So now you own entire pages of Google. World domination, magistudios style!
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Debs66 Premium
Hiya, Kyle,

I have noticed a few changes but nothing totally drastic. My traffic continues to grow but slowly.

I have noticed one of my pages is page 1 and rank 1 in google Yahoo and Bing. I thought it was dropping in rank. It seems to have bounced in again.

So I must be doing something right there.. Lol..

A few more are getting there that is only a few pages I have checked though. It seems to me they like my comparison articles..

I have to admit I have had a lull on writing articles and I went off track for about a week.. So I need to catch up.

All my posts vary but they are always above 1.200 and can go to the 4.000 words I am writing one just this second and it is going to hit 5,000

Not sure if that is relevant what I have written as I am certainly no Expert in SEO :(


I wouldn't mind a bit more traffic.. So Google if your listening send me some more traffic pleeease.. 😊

Debs :)
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Kyle Premium
Google is punishing writing "lulls" more and more, and if you are planning on taking a writing break, I recommend that you stockpile some content in advance of that and publish at least one post per week.

That is more than sufficient to retain rankings throughout a year, and there are many minds in this space that are proponents of the ONE post per week approach to SEO, whereas others are all about the more content you create, the better (as long as you retain quality).
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you Kyle for that. I need to get back to a post a day for sure.
I have been so lucky too as Jay has given some awesome guidance.
Now I need to use the knowledge I have been given and get back on track.
Having that Lull did my head in anyways..
Now I am going to stock pile content too. Just hope my quality is up to scratch.
Thank you Kyle I needed that kick... :)
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Funder Premium
I saw mine drop down.
I hope I do not have issues that's need to be fixed, if I just knew how to do I will do but after 10 months changing and keep fixing almost everything I get over distracted from it.Doing what is need to be done on focusing improve my articles.Hoping sun will go shining,
Thank you sharing this good information
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Kyle Premium
This update is not targeting issues per se, it is more focused on Google trying to create algorithmic updates to find the best, most relevant and authoritative content.

Keep pushing forward, regardless of a positive or negative impact by this, it is important that you continue focusing on quality content. That is the one thing that you can control.
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kmer6 Premium
I have noticed a slight delay in getting new posts to rank once they get indexed. I don’t know if it is my new titles or not being patient enough. I’m trying to make titles more attractive to visitors and still have keyword term in title. It’s a challenge and I’m sure this new algorithm will benefit us all in the long run.
Thank for sharing this new update, Kyle.
Ken
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cld111 Premium
My traffic dropped by about half, but from May 30 - June 3. It started coming back up Jun 4. I don't know if it was related, or Google just being Google.

- Christina
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Kyle Premium
Strange, it could be related here. Good to hear your traffic is bouncing back here for you. :)
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AffMktgRt Premium
Kyle,

Thanks for the useful info, it is much appreciated.

My site's Google ranking did not change.

Blessings!
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the update Gabriel!
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Vasiliy Premium
oh yes I did notice that some of my top performing articles went lower in ranking, so I got scared if I was doing something wrong and started checking everything.

Thanks for this post. Good to know Google did changes to the algorithm.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, definitely some updates going on. We will see where things settle in the coming days. Either way, no need to panic when algorithm updates like this roll out.
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essmeier Premium
Slight dent in the traffic for my primary money site; something on the order of 10%.

Not worried about it; my traffic took a 50% hit from the July 2018 algo update and my site, with no changes, eventually recovered from that and ended up getting even more traffic than ever about 8 months later.

I wasn't even aware of a new update this time. I thought the drop in traffic was just due to the summertime slowdown that I encounter annually.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is the case with the March update. Many people saw a traffic decline in the winter, and then it started to go up and then with the March Google Core update, they saw their rankings start to really climb.
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N33 Premium
We won't let us discourage from that obstacle! Just wrote this today:
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ramr50 Premium
this is interesting, Yesterday after that time, I created a review post and it was the quickest I have ever seen in, not only getting indexed but I instantly go on page 23 of Google and then later on that day climbed to page 2. This same post is still climbing in the ranks. The post lenght was a little under 2000 words.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, that is certainly a good sign. One thing that I have been noticing is that 2,000+ word content is really starting to gain more and more traction in Google, not just under the ultra competitive terms anymore.
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ramr50 Premium
That's awesome, I usually try and at least shoot for over 1500 words. Now i will set my goal within site content to 2000 per article. Plus be as thorough as possible.
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Zenicek Premium
Unfortunately, I have seen a drop in traffic. Well since my website is only getting about 50-70 people a day, today is the first day I have seen the drop so, it is hard to determine whether it was an update or just normal fluctuation, but I feel like it went down for about 30%. However, some of the big dogs in my niche dropped from like 170k to 130k according to Semrush.

To be fair, it is nice to see because they don't work their a** hard and they don't even have a single informational post apart from about 50 commercial articles (long articles tho) like best of, and reviews. They have just paid for a lot of high DA backlinks.

I am just hoping that with all the helpful content going on my website I will get those big keywords and hopefully overtake them at some point and rankings and traffic come back in the next few days.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, hard to tell and I definitely wouldn't panic here. Things will settle down here in the next few days and analyze and assess things then. I think if you have retained high quality, you are going to always prevail. That has been the case with every update in my distant memory, going back to the Google animal updates.

The broad core updates are no different. Google is after the best content...the most engaging content, that is being run by websites where people actually get back to their users. They also like speed, and mobile. If you have all those attributes you are going to have a bright future ahead in the SEO world.
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EddySalomon Premium
I saw a 20% drop yesterday for my make money/finance site. And my shopping site saw a 10% drop as well. But I've gone through this last december. And then in March Google fixed whatever they had messed up. Hopefully it doesn't take as long.

But we're probably going to see this shuffle happen for another week or so. I think as long as everyone has followed what WA teaches and basically mirrors what Google wants, we should all be fine in the long run.

But in the short term folks shouldn't have knee jerk reactions. I may avoid looking at my stats for a week or so just for my nerves. lol
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IveTriedThat Premium
Are you saying that I should put down the gas can and pack of matches?

Unrelated: can you collect insurance money on a website that accidentally burnt down?
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Kyle Premium
LOL. Put the toaster away and stop running the bath!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it appears they are rolling these broad core updates out every 3 months or so now. This is the whiplash effect I believe here and folks creating high quality content are going to see a bounce back in the next few days here.

Wait and see, definitely not a time for panic and it is those that knee jerk react to things like this that typically end up messing up their SEO.
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO. Yes Steve! Step away from the laptop slowly. lol
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derekmarshal Premium
I totally miss read that (Shoplifting site...make great niche though!)
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sgregcrx Premium
Noticed a small rise in my traffic over the last few days.

Not much, and not sure if it's due to the core update or just progress but I certainly have not seen a drop.

I normally get a boost from updates, probably as "gamed" sites fall away.

So fingers crossed this is another little boost for me!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, a boost from Google updates is usually a typical thing if you are focusing on white hat stuff (content, engagement, load speeds, etc).

I have seen some folks with great content getting beat up a little, whereas others have benefited from this. This update is still being rolled out across Google's Data centres so it is not done yet.

Onwards and upwards.
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