Hit by a Google update? Here's How You Can Survive

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Some few months ago my blog was hit by a Google update, and I started getting very low traffic, from 10k+ daily page views it reduced to less than a thousand page views daily. On this article I'm going to share with you all how I survived the Google update while waiting for Google to remove the hit. Ultimately surviving the update all boils down to social media and how you use it effectively, and it also has a lot to do with optimizing your articles for Bing, yahoo and other major search engines and some other minor tips.



Steps on how to survive

Social Media: There's a saying that when the desired isn't available then the available becomes the desired, that should be the case with your website when you've been hit. When you discover you've been hit by a Google update, it usually is the best time to sharpen your social media skills and use it effectively to drive more traffic to your blog or website, the first thing you should do is to go read more articles and eBooks and social media marketing and use them effectively to promote your blog and even exceed your normal limit with Seo.

Optimizing for other search engines: While still promoting your blog with social media you should also consider optimizing your blog for other search engines like Bing, yahoo and ask, its true Google is the big catch when it comes to search engines but it won't hurt you to also optimize your blog for other engines and possibly get quite a fair amount of traffic from them while waiting for Google to remove your website from their hit list.

Forums/Guest posting/Commenting: Now more than ever you should work on this three stuff, regarding the forums, here's how you can use them effectively, take old articles from your blog and publish them on a forum that is in the same niche as your blog and add a link back to your site as the original source of the article, be careful not to spam these sites else you'll get banned. Get a lot of guest posts out and publish them on already established blogs (make sure to write captivating articles) else you'll just get ignored. Double the number of comments you post daily and don't just post comments like nice article or thank you, instead write stuffs that would make people want to check out where you write.

Content Syndication: Content syndication is simply a method that allows some portion or your entire originally published article to be made available to multiple sites with your permission provided the links are left intact. So it is easier to see content syndication as the process of sharing some portion or your entire blog post on other websites/blog related to your niche. With content syndication you can drive massive traffic to your blog and even increase your search engine rankings due to the fat that a lot of sites are linking to you and even help you build your PageRank. You can read more on content syndication and how to effectively use it on the netmediablog.

Paid Campaigns: When you get hit by a Google update and the traffic isn't making you smile, you have to do a lot of things to get your blog moving, most of them are free but sometimes you have to pay for some campaigns to get traffic, so you should consider organizing a paid campaign.

Final Words

Surviving a Google update ultimately depends on your consistency on publishing new articles and following the steps above. If you get hit and follow this guide properly then definitely you won't be feeling like you got hit much. Tell me what other means you know to survive a Google update. Now I'm waiting.

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  • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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    Thanks for the nice article.
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    • Profile picture of the author slimderek
      Originally Posted by G0nzalez View Post

      Thanks for the nice article.
      Thanks for that Gonzalez, Its good to see people appreciating things.
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      Great Blogging Tips
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  • Profile picture of the author Beardo
    So you are saying if you get hit by a google update then find other ways to drive traffic that doesn't need google ? Is that right ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanket Patel
      Originally Posted by Beardo View Post

      So you are saying if you get hit by a google update then find other ways to drive traffic that doesn't need google ? Is that right ?
      It's depends that what new thing will bring in Google update?
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    • Profile picture of the author slimderek
      Originally Posted by Beardo View Post

      So you are saying if you get hit by a google update then find other ways to drive traffic that doesn't need google ? Is that right ?
      Yes
      when u get hit, find other source of traffic.
      Dont jst wait for google
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  • Profile picture of the author Hotness
    The above methods discussed are truly effective if you practice them consistently. Hope you guys don't mind if I add in some of mine on social media:

    - I do commenting on relevent FB fan pages. Esp those will quite a bit of genuine fans count. Not just "Hey, nice page!" but add in value to your comment as well. This helps to establish your credibility and that credibility will be ultimately transfer to whatever you wish to sell.

    - Post in relevent forums. How hard is it to make a few posts a day? If you're knowledgeable in your field, make quality posts and add a catchy sig. Here comes your traffic. I've got an account in one of the major finance forum with over 1k posts, and its generating me lots of targetted traffic... passively.

    Doing Google SEO is a very effective way to generate traffic, but remember this, it is nothing but one of the components a successful business should possess.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kayode10
    Originally Posted by slimderek View Post

    Surviving a Google update ultimately depends on your consistency on publishing new articles and following the steps above. If you get hit and follow this guide properly then definitely you won't be feeling like you got hit much. Tell me what other means you know to survive a Google update. Now I'm waiting.
    Thanks to you guy, you have hit the nail at the head in the last paragraph, the key to survive any of the Google update is consistence and avoiding spamming at all cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author seophalanx
    Google update is being a headache for me. My website keywords seriously dropped overnight. Will these techniques help me to fully recover?
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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaReen
      Nice article. I use the social media marketing and blog/forum commenting methods the most all time and this helps me much, because Google loves Web 2.0 backlinks.

      Originally Posted by seophalanx View Post

      Google update is being a headache for me. My website keywords seriously dropped overnight. Will these techniques help me to fully recover?
      Yes, if you try this way consistently, this will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Nice Info. It's really good that you have shared your knowledge. Also I would like to share that finding relevant sites is important if you wanna get the best out of it.
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