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Search Engine Optimization

My traffic is down 80% from this past weekend. Just curious if anyone else is experiencing this. I searched Google to see if there was a significant Feb 2022 algorithm update,

I read something here, and am not sure who posted it, but excessive and irrelevant backlinks are now getting penalized by Google. Perhaps THAT might be the culprit, Steve.

Just a thought.

Jeff

We have not seen and drop but actually increase.
If you follow the WA training and the suggestions regarding product reviews, you should not have problems.

Google Product review guidelines
1) Demonstrating expert knowledge of the products under review
2) Utilizing quantitative measurements to assess products
3) Creating content that deals with the pros and cons of a product
4) Pointing out key factors that would go into the decision to purchase a product
5) Multiple sellers of product where possible.

When you know you followed the guidelines. don't get too focused on the changes. They will occur. Someone can write a better and longer review than you demonstrating the guidelines better.

Make sure you include enough informational posts on your site. Jay recommends somewhere around 70%. Those types of posts bring more traffic to your site.

There wasn't any announced update that I am aware of, but traffic overall does seem to be down a bit in recent weeks. Did you lose rankings, and if so, how many positions did you lose.

Often times the worst thing you can do is panic and try to make all sorts of changes or stop writing content when updates like these happen.

If you have been creating high quality and comprehensive content, you will likely see your website seesaw back into the ranking mix and sometimes even above where you used to rank.

Thanks, Kyle. The funny thing is when I Google my top keywords in incognito, the articles are still ranking #1. My top 3-4 pages per Google Analytics are still in position 1.

Hi Steve
This probably isn't the cause ... however, Google has just started rolling out last year's Page Experience Update to desktops (previously rolled out for mobiles only). They say it'll be a slow release due for completion by end of March.
:-)
Richard

Potentially. I have a sneaking suspicion this is about the Google Product Review update.

Aha... that's more likely if you do a lot of reviews.
:-)
Richard

Mine is not 80% in drop but I definitely see some drop, especially on Feb 19. Something definitely happened in Google search but I also don't find any algo update...

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Anyone getting hit with a google update?

Anyone getting hit with a google update?

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Search Engine Optimization

My traffic is down 80% from this past weekend. Just curious if anyone else is experiencing this. I searched Google to see if there was a significant Feb 2022 algorithm update,

I read something here, and am not sure who posted it, but excessive and irrelevant backlinks are now getting penalized by Google. Perhaps THAT might be the culprit, Steve.

Just a thought.

Jeff

We have not seen and drop but actually increase.
If you follow the WA training and the suggestions regarding product reviews, you should not have problems.

Google Product review guidelines
1) Demonstrating expert knowledge of the products under review
2) Utilizing quantitative measurements to assess products
3) Creating content that deals with the pros and cons of a product
4) Pointing out key factors that would go into the decision to purchase a product
5) Multiple sellers of product where possible.

When you know you followed the guidelines. don't get too focused on the changes. They will occur. Someone can write a better and longer review than you demonstrating the guidelines better.

Make sure you include enough informational posts on your site. Jay recommends somewhere around 70%. Those types of posts bring more traffic to your site.

There wasn't any announced update that I am aware of, but traffic overall does seem to be down a bit in recent weeks. Did you lose rankings, and if so, how many positions did you lose.

Often times the worst thing you can do is panic and try to make all sorts of changes or stop writing content when updates like these happen.

If you have been creating high quality and comprehensive content, you will likely see your website seesaw back into the ranking mix and sometimes even above where you used to rank.

Thanks, Kyle. The funny thing is when I Google my top keywords in incognito, the articles are still ranking #1. My top 3-4 pages per Google Analytics are still in position 1.

Hi Steve
This probably isn't the cause ... however, Google has just started rolling out last year's Page Experience Update to desktops (previously rolled out for mobiles only). They say it'll be a slow release due for completion by end of March.
:-)
Richard

Potentially. I have a sneaking suspicion this is about the Google Product Review update.

Aha... that's more likely if you do a lot of reviews.
:-)
Richard

Mine is not 80% in drop but I definitely see some drop, especially on Feb 19. Something definitely happened in Google search but I also don't find any algo update...

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Search Engine Optimization

I am not even sure what I am asking, but I have a question about the schema/FAQ functionality in AIO SEO.

I just watched a video from aioseo .com titled "Setting FAQ Pag

Hi

You may be wanting below resource

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/structured-data/faqpage

Jovo response makes great sense.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for responding. Unfortunately as a non-techy it's pretty much gibberish to me 🙂. I think I will not overthink and keep pumping out quality content.

Hey Steve,

Here's Google's own guide on Featured Snippets: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/appearance/featured-snippets

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks 👍

Going through your questions, my possible answers, take with a grain of salt:

No. A plugin does not dictate what Google will show in PPA.

No. You write for readers. But it cannot make harm if you add it there in the premium plugin boxes.

This is only on post by post base. I do not see any other way, every set of answers is related to certain post.

Makes sense, thank you.

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Does anyone use the schemafaq in all in one seo?

Does anyone use the schemafaq in all in one seo?

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Search Engine Optimization

I am not even sure what I am asking, but I have a question about the schema/FAQ functionality in AIO SEO.

I just watched a video from aioseo .com titled "Setting FAQ Pag

Hi

You may be wanting below resource

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/structured-data/faqpage

Jovo response makes great sense.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for responding. Unfortunately as a non-techy it's pretty much gibberish to me 🙂. I think I will not overthink and keep pumping out quality content.

Hey Steve,

Here's Google's own guide on Featured Snippets: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/appearance/featured-snippets

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks 👍

Going through your questions, my possible answers, take with a grain of salt:

No. A plugin does not dictate what Google will show in PPA.

No. You write for readers. But it cannot make harm if you add it there in the premium plugin boxes.

This is only on post by post base. I do not see any other way, every set of answers is related to certain post.

Makes sense, thank you.

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Everything Wordpress

I just installed a new website and I can't find the instructions to set up Google Analytics. GA has changed a lot since the last time I set this up. I currently have a GA accou

Hi Steve
I recommend looking here: and here: than asking more questions if needed!
:-)
Richard

Thanks, the video from Jay is more than 2 years old and a LOT has changed since then. The other link is somewhat helpful.

OK Steve
I thought that was the latest one ... I'm sure somewhere I've e seen "4 steps to setting up GA4" or similar at WA... I thought that was it.
So:
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-analytics-4-guide/407452/

and a lady called Tasia Custode created a Youtube vireo in Jan 2021 ... you could search for that (can't link it here).
:-)
Richard

Yes, I found Tasia's video too. Thanks for your help.

Yep, 2014!

Try the second one it is now called search consule

Thanks for trying, this is GSC, not GA, two different applications.

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Where are the new google analytics setup instructions?

Where are the new google analytics setup instructions?

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Everything Wordpress

I just installed a new website and I can't find the instructions to set up Google Analytics. GA has changed a lot since the last time I set this up. I currently have a GA accou

Hi Steve
I recommend looking here: and here: than asking more questions if needed!
:-)
Richard

Thanks, the video from Jay is more than 2 years old and a LOT has changed since then. The other link is somewhat helpful.

OK Steve
I thought that was the latest one ... I'm sure somewhere I've e seen "4 steps to setting up GA4" or similar at WA... I thought that was it.
So:
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-analytics-4-guide/407452/

and a lady called Tasia Custode created a Youtube vireo in Jan 2021 ... you could search for that (can't link it here).
:-)
Richard

Yes, I found Tasia's video too. Thanks for your help.

Yep, 2014!

Try the second one it is now called search consule

Thanks for trying, this is GSC, not GA, two different applications.

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