Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Last Update: March 25, 2019
In March 2019, Google released a large-ish update which shook up the search engines results pages (SERPs).
Of course, that means webmasters across the web are shakin' in their boots hoping their site doesn't get "hit".
Though Google has been vague on exactly what this update was all about, it didn't seem to target anything in particular. As far as I understand it, it was just an update to the "core algorithm", in an effort to provide better search results.
Past updates have targeted web spam, low quality content, black hat link building, or health & medical websites.
Though this March 2019 Core Update didn't target any specific group of websites, a number of people have been negatively impacted.
However, much like stock trading, when there's a loser there's a winner. For all those websites that lose rank, there are websites that gain rank to fill page 1 of SERPs with excellent content.
Here's one of my side-project websites (note: these are traffic estimates from SEMRush, and not 100% accurate. It's just to show the trend).
I'm not the only one. I checked out a couple other WA member websites that I'm familiar with.
I have benefited greatly from Google updates in recent years, to the point where I look forward to them! I know that low-quality websites will be taken down a few notches, and I'm ready to take those spots!
However, this was not always the case!
Back in 2011 I was buliding low-quality links to all of my websites. When Google released Penguin and Panda updates, my sites were hit hard. I lost tons of traffic and revenue (more than 50%).
Those sites are no longer around. If I had been doing them according to the WA training, I might have grown them to be 10x or 100x what they were in 2011. That's 8 years of growth!!!
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Are you benefiting from Google updates these days?
Nathaniell, Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member