Anyone recovering from the June Google Update?
Hey, so anyone who may have seen a drastic decline in traffic from the Google update in June, has anyone seen any positive movement to recovery? I'm especially interested to find out about sites that are in the MMO niche.
I personally think Google are making it harder to rank these sites because they are referred to YMYL sites or Your Money or Your Life. If it's a website that can effect peoples wealth and livelihood, it is getting harder to rank. I heard it's even harder if you run a health related website.
My MMO site was going along nicely until the June update, my organic reach has been cut by 70%. What's even more frustrating is that before I could publish a piece of content and it would index straight away and rank around page 4/5 sometimes even 2. Now, I still get indexed but cannot find my posts within the first 100 results.
There is a silver lining though, luckily I also run a niche related website that is monetized mainly through Amazon. I had left this sit because the commission from Amazon was so low, recently I had sales worth around $1000 and my overall commission was $30.
However, I started working on this site again and my last four posts have been indexed, 3 of them ranking on the second page and one on the first page and one of my main posts that is targeting a high-volume keyword is hovering between 2/3.
I haven't given up on my MMO site but going forward I will concentrate more on my niche website.
I would like to know how others who have been hit by the June update are moving forward.