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#1 Bluesplayer

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:40 AM

I have noticed a steady decline on my video site for the last month or so. It appears that Google are now using a new crawler Algorithm. Today I noticed that my site isn't even being crawled by Google anymore - at least today - and my traffic has died a death. No traffic no dosh from my adverts - end of site! Pretty sure my site has been banned entirely! Posted a question about it on Google's forum and waiting for the answer. Don't think it will be good news though as the same site has been banned from Google adsense for ages.
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#2 fshagan

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:00 AM

I have noticed a steady decline on my video site for the last month or so. It appears that Google are now using a new crawler Algorithm. Today I noticed that my site isn't even being crawled by Google anymore - at least today - and my traffic has died a death. No traffic no dosh from my adverts - end of site! Pretty sure my site has been banned entirely! Posted a question about it on Google's forum and waiting for the answer. Don't think it will be good news though as the same site has been banned from Google adsense for ages.


They might be penalizing you for "duplicate content" erroneously; they do have a new algorithm to eliminate "link farms" and content indexed because of keywords that don't apply to the site (Huffington Post was notorious for this). Are you signed up for Google's Webmaster's Tools? They will analyze your site and tell you what you can do to improve rankings.
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#3 Brian Stevenson

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:41 AM

I have noticed a steady decline on my video site for the last month or so. It appears that Google are now using a new crawler Algorithm. Today I noticed that my site isn't even being crawled by Google anymore - at least today - and my traffic has died a death. No traffic no dosh from my adverts - end of site! Pretty sure my site has been banned entirely! Posted a question about it on Google's forum and waiting for the answer. Don't think it will be good news though as the same site has been banned from Google adsense for ages.


What is your URL?
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:28 PM

Have you checked for any issues or reports in webmaster tools?
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

What is your URL?


http://bluesplayer.co.uk

There are no messages in Google Webmaster Tools.

All other bots are visiting:

http://bluesplayer.c...ved/refresh.php

(you can view that url and it will auto refresh every minute. If you click on 'Time Stats' you will see page loads since saturday and the rapid decline.

After studying Webmaster Tools there was a pretty similar dip in traffic in February which I missed. The traffic then returned but whether google stopped visiting entirely during that time - maybe it did stop - I am not sure. I suppose all I can do is see if the bot returns in the next few days.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:40 AM

Google bot has returned! Not sure I will get the US traffic back as it was though. Will have to wait and see...
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

Google bot has returned! Not sure I will get the US traffic back as it was though. Will have to wait and see...


Huge thread here with regard to discruntled website owners since the Google crawler changes in February.

http://www.google.co...3df82fd8e&hl=en

Some people's whole means of income have been wiped out.

The crawler alterations have only been seen in the US. My own US traffic has totally died a death. Overall traffic is down 3/4 on my own video site. US traffic now is practically zero compared to what it was. Ok my site is crappy for content but many a website has been devastated even though they have tons of totally unique content. Overkill for sure from Google.
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#8 MikeDVB

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

Ma Google always trying to do their best to keep search results useful and relevant.
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

Ma Google always trying to do their best to keep search results useful and relevant.


Looks like they have rolling this godamn panda update over to the uk now. Looks like I will have to take bluesplayer.co.uk down as the traffic has been destroyed. Seems pointless keeping the ****** thing going now.
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