"Fred" algorithm updated from March 2017. Has anyone been affected?

by hynds 9 replies
As I know that from March 8th, Google "Fred" algorithm was active and applied on ton of websites on the internet. I have 2 site heavy affected. Traffic suddenly dropped. Has anyone also be affected?
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by hynds View Post

    As I know that from March 8th, Google "Fred" algorithm was active and applied on ton of websites on the internet. I have 2 site heavy affected. Traffic suddenly dropped. Has anyone also be affected?
    Yes...for every website that got "hit", another got raised!

    So, half the people "affected," are ecstatic...

    Well, they would be if they gave a rat's behind about it.

    The vast majority of webmasters don't even follow such stuff.

    Paul
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    Do you know how to over come this? Write more quality content and build more quality backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    None of our sites got hit by it. It seems to have targeted websites that had no real value in their content - especially ones that were built solely to make money with little thought to creating something original that was truly helpful to site visitors.

    How do you recover? Build something that isn't a duplicate of some other site that actually helps people - not just a bunch of "who cares?" words on a page.
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  • Profile picture of the author techinfoworld
    Try to update all the posts on your websites and add more length content on your posts. it will helps to get the higher views for website for new updation of google algorithm.

    Try Amp ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) It will really helpful for get more visitors on your website mobile visitors.

    Its helps to reduce the bounce rate as well as increase the traffic of your website
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    i have seen it also in my parasite ranking method
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    Writing more quality contents is a best way that we can do right now, as many as possible. Beside of that I think we need to investigate all low quality backlinks and disavow them all. Do again building backlinks with higher quality sources. IMO
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by hynds View Post

      Writing more quality contents is a best way that we can do right now, as many as possible. Beside of that I think we need to investigate all low quality backlinks and disavow them all. Do again building backlinks with higher quality sources. IMO
      Yikes! When I see grammar like that, I can't help but think that someone here might have a problem understanding what quality content really is.
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      • Profile picture of the author hynds
        Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        Yikes! When I see grammar like that, I can't help but think that someone here might have a problem understanding what quality content really is.
        Thanks @dave, I'm not a native English speaker so I usually have many mistakes. I'm trying to learn more English to avoid this
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  • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
    Well, yes, it's been Fred which goal is to filter out low quality search results whose sole purpose is generating ad and affiliate revenue, presumably. So there is a risk for low-value, ad-centered, thin, affiliate-heavy content oriented websites.
    This may seem obvious, but to stay safe/recover you need to review Google Webmaster Guidelines and Google Search Quality Guidelines. And you need to audit your site for thin content, then update the low quality, low word count pages with relevant, useful information.
    Best of luck!
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