My rankings were lost from day to night. Does anyone have any idea why?

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my problem is this, my site missed the rankings it had a few weeks ago, It was not because of any manual action, because I did not receive any notifications in the search console,

Some errors appeared in the search console, in directory pages.



These are the errors: (mobile usability)

Preview window is not set
Text too small for reading
Content wider than the screen
Clickable elements are very close
These are the pages that appeared with these errors.




And pages of directories began to be indexed, I do not know if that might be the problem,

These are the pages that started to be indexed.

#day #idea #lost #night #rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It is highly unlikely that a handful of pages on an entire website that had mobile issues has caused a ranking decline. The last image tells me nothing at all. There's bound to be much more to it than a small handful of pages but there is no way to even guess with this limited amount of data to go on. We don't even know how long the website has been around, how long it was ranking well, how far it fell for how many phrases or whether those phrases are even still indexed. We obviously cannot see the backlink profile, tell whether or not there is decent, grammatically correct text on pages nor know how well the pages perform compare to others for user metrics (something you would never know, either).
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    • Profile picture of the author schwartz
      Sorry, I should put more data.

      So the site is dcorevoce.com.br, it has been in the air for almost 3 years, always had good ranks, very stable, a sudden drop this way happened a while ago, and it was a technical problem, so I suspect that this is the reason again, however I am asking to be sure and not leave any possible technical error to back.

      In other forums I received the response that these pages of the wp-contetn directory being indexed can cause an alert for google (I did not understand what kind of alert) and this alert can cause this type of drop.

      And tanks for the reply
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    impossible to diagnose without spending significant time. The site most likely has many problems since its so far behind. Every site serious about their presence has had a responsive website for years. Rank or not you are losing a good share of your traffic on mobile devices.
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    • Profile picture of the author schwartz
      The site is responsive from its first day.
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  • Profile picture of the author roberthull99
    Cut your losses now and bail on SEO as your primary traffic/income source. Don't give a single minute of your time to something as unpredictable and uncontrollable as SEO.

    I've gone from making all of my income from SEO, to now having negligible traffic coming to my site. Thank goodness I grew an email list and set up some recurring income streams before Google de-ranked my site without warning.

    After over 10 years in the same niche, living on SEO, I'm now moving to a totally new niche where I can sell higher markup products and get traffic via paid advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by roberthull99 View Post

      Cut your losses now and bail on SEO as your primary traffic/income source. Don't give a single minute of your time to something as unpredictable and uncontrollable as SEO.

      I've gone from making all of my income from SEO, to now having negligible traffic coming to my site. Thank goodness I grew an email list and set up some recurring income streams before Google de-ranked my site without warning.

      After over 10 years in the same niche, living on SEO, I'm now moving to a totally new niche where I can sell higher markup products and get traffic via paid advertising.
      Our whole model is built on selling high ticket items that you can start making money through advertising out of the gate, but it also is a bonus if you can find longer tail phrases that you can also rank for. Free traffic is far more profitable than paid traffic, after all. There's no reason not to TRY to score some free organic traffic if you can. None of our sites suffer huge rankings drops because we don't employ shady link building tactics and don't build low quality, generic pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Schwartz,

    Usually sites that disappear fast were built on a shaky foundation. If you have a high number of quality backlinks built through genuine creating and connecting, and ample generous, valuable, insightful content, it takes some big boo boos for Google to punish you like this.
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