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April 2012 Google Algorithm Tweaks

yoghurtfarmer

Well-known member
#1
So the day after http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html was implemented, my traffic was halved.

Of course, at the time I had no idea why traffic (and adsense revenue) dropped so dramatically. I thought it might have been a recent server move or implementing VigLink.

Keywords that my site ranked #1 for 2 years are now appearing at #4-5 :(. Threads aren't being indexed as fast anymore and when they are, they're rarely highly ranked.

This is rather discouraging... Anyone else affected by this change (both positive and negative)?
 

Rob

Well-known member
#2
Our rankings have actually improved significantly. In fact, we are now on page 1 for our most prized 'single word' keyword!
 

MagnusB

Well-known member
#3
I actually saw an increase in Google traffic starting around end of march / beginning of april. I was thinking this was Google coming to terms with my recent switch to Xenforo, though.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#4
Is there something about your content ?
I think traditional forum content will continue to be ranked lower and lower by Google over the years.

Xenforo and all forums need a more robust Content vehicle.