If you’ve seen some fluctuations or drops in your rankings each week, blame it on Google. I promise it really isn’t your SEO professionals’ fault, and there is probably nothing wrong with your website. Updates are constantly rolling out all the time. I always see fluctuations in my SEO clients’ SEO reports when I pull the daily stats.
In most cases, ranking up and down changes are always going on. Don’t forget to check desktop and mobile separately! SEO mobile search success is more important now than ever before.
HOW DO GOOGLE UPDATES AFFECT YOUR WEBSITE?
Google occasionally runs a “broad core algorithm update” to shuffle the deck. While some pages may suffer a drop, others will benefit from this update. On the other hand, if pages dropped rank, it’s probably not because there is anything wrong with them. However, if the tank is in a severe drop and stays tanked, something else is going on altogether.
Google said on Twitter, “There’s no “fix” for pages that may perform less well other than to remain focused on building great content,” wrote Google’s @searchliason. I take this to mean what we all have learned about page rankings and content. If some things change for the worse, then something needs to change.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RANKINGS
It was an exciting week with this new rollout. Looking over the ranking reports early this week during the update, I saw no mobile words dips. I always do one account for desktop and one for mobile. The drops happened only on the desktop reports.
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