Google November Update 2019 - Disaster! Anyone else Suffering?
Around November 8th Google did an unannounced change to their Core Algorythm.
They have since sort of conformed this with a few Vauge tweets and a few comments in online webhangouts, but have not confirmed anything properly of annouced it as a major update. The tools in place to monitor these sort of things have not picked any big changes in Serp volitility and the internet sems to be normal.
However there has been a HUGE outcry from small to medium webmeasters of traffic being all but wiped out. 40-70% decreases not uncommon. Conversly, Blackhat Spammers seem to be having a field day with their crappy sites filled with dodgy back links soarig to the top of the serps.
This update seem to be on par with the mythical Penguin Update and the Medic update earlier in the year.
Reading Webmaster forum comments pages is heartbreaking as google seems to have decimated website owners like us all acroos the web. And worse the results that have replaced them in the Serps are dreadful!
Particularly badly effected are Travel Blogs and Recipie sites for some reason...
My Travel Blog
My Site has too been badly effected.
Traffic in August and September has been amazing, everything going swimmingly. It began to tail off slightly through october, but being a travel sit and me being out of the country and not doing much to the site seemed to make sense. The November 9th Armageddon.
From 700+ sessions a day down to 380-400, The Quality and worth of these session also seriously reduced with Serp Positions for all my top pages slashed from 1-3 to 5-9 or even worse disapearing completely. Worse still the pages I have been userped by are worse than my page by orders of magnitude, some resultes notjhing more than a forum post and some not even relevant to the search at all (a differnewt product)
Googles responses is little more than your cotent was probably not as good then or it would be rank better just focus on makeing better content!
I find this deeply frustrating.
The truth is, what do all this terrible articles have that I don't and the other webmasters don't have who have been hit?
Here at Wealthy Affiliate we are told to not worry about backlinks, Google has REPEATEDLY agreed with this, Just focus on Great content, the Algorythem will take care of the rest.
Than Bam - Google screws half the internet by favouring sites filled with meaningless spun backlinks.
Anyone else been effected by this update?
Has your trafic crashed inthe last few days/weeks?
Have you noticed a serious reduction in Googles search results quality?
Unfortunately I don't have any answers, other than get a real job, ATM
I will as ever continue to do what I always do and push out great content that is helpful, useful and engaging, but as google won't show it anyone, not sure this will help!