After 10 years of blogging and running two fabulous websites, we had a hissy fit tonight and are starting from scratch!
All our blog posts, over 100 useful articles, videos, photo essays have been deleted from this website. And we will start with a new batch.
The ridiculous nature of Google and the fact that they harm (I am sure thousands) of legitimate websites working their arses off to do good by the readers. By dropping the ranking of these great websites from first page of google to page 20 within one week because they deem them "not high quality".
If you have experienced this, yet believe your blog was useful and also had a great following, lets hear from you!
We got quoted thousands to write new content "that tricks google with SEO tactics" when we were writing from our heart for 10 years in our free time to share great content. And all that time we had excellent traffic, readers, comments and everyone was doing fine until January 25th when Google dropped us from Page 1 to Page 20.
For the past 5 months we have sought answers and nothing has made a difference, so we have deleted every last post from the previous 10 years and now we will start writing new content stripped of personality because we have to play Google's games. Exactly match the meta title with the keyword, with the content, oh...... but woops, don't do it too much, or too little, and make sure you spend all your time thinking about google rather than your wonderful customers because hey- the power lies with the horrible machine that society has come to rely on.
If only society realised how dominant and directive Google is at steering who they "deem" is okay for us to find in their search. Yep- the ones who advertise there!
You suck google! And thanks for destroying 10 years of hard work! I am sure you won't rank this post highly!
To see some of the articles head over to Cool Art Canvas learning centre....