Saturday, April 27, 2019

Did anyone else notice what happened with Google?

Google search console help
Google Search Console
" I thought Google had finally forced me to buy advertising. My web sites disappeared from the index and organic rankings in late March and all of April 2019. Jaw dropped when I looked at SEO Moz reports."
Does that sound familiar? Don't worry, millions of web sites were apparently effected by the various "challenges" Google had with the role out of their new Search Console in March and April 2019. Here at GBM we didn't dodge the "bot" either and our site ranking reports looked like a bad joke. In fact, it took Google several weeks to claim ownership over this mess and that was even more torturous. We didn't have a clue what was going on because it made no sense.

Today it seems that things are returning to "normal" and reporting for ranking, site maps, indexing all seem to have a pulse again.

Wouldn't it be nice if Google showed all of us some good faith and just sent us triple our normal traffic to heal the cyber pain?