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    Google clicks decrease, why?

    number of clicks came from Google for my website decreased 2/3 on the total since 12/13/2017. I don't know why and how to check if there is a thing affect to rankings of my website at this time. Or it is affected by this holiday season? everyone didn't search more on Google these days?

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    Rankings are not consistent and forever. Sounds like someone is ranking better than you now and pushing you down the ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post
    Rankings are not consistent and forever. Sounds like someone is ranking better than you now and pushing you down the ranks.
    Not really, I checked around 10+ keywords which were and are getting good clicks from Google before and they are still there.
    I searched on Google and read two posts Does web traffic really decrease that much on holidays? and Website Traffic Down During Christmas And New Years Eve? from authenticstorytelling and techbuzz and seem it is same to my case.

    First paragraphs from their posts are what I am caring.

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    I hope this happen on holiday season and my traffic will get back after it ends and it is not affected by a Google algorithm updated recently.

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    I checked a few of my sites and the traffic has not dropped by 2/3 on any of them. Not even close. They are down a few percentage points but that is all. Actually a few are up. So overall, my traffic totals are basically the same. Now if I look at them over the years, almost all of my sites traffic is up.

    But, traffic fluctuations are going to be different depending on the niche and target market.

    Also don't forget that "some gurus" claim traffic drops during the summer. I have never experienced a drop in the summer over all the years I have been online. But people cry summer slow down every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post
    But, traffic fluctuations are going to be different depending on the niche and target market.
    You are right on this and like what they said

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    My blog site is related to technology and I expect its only affected this time.
    I need to wait around 2 weeks and check if my web traffic is back or not.

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    I haven't seen any change in ranking for my websites. But Google confirms mid December search ranking algorithm updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goyum View Post
    I haven't seen any change in ranking for my websites. But Google confirms mid December search ranking algorithm updates.
    I read posts like this and I still expect my site is not affected by an update from Google.
    It is difficult to check at this time because the traffic is dropped on holiday season and I have to wait to see what will happen next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrygreen90 View Post
    number of clicks came from Google for my website decreased 2/3 on the total since 12/13/2017. I don't know why and how to check if there is a thing affect to rankings of my website at this time. Or it is affected by this holiday season? everyone didn't search more on Google these days?
    Yes, it may be dependant on the location that your clicks are affected as everybody slip-in the vacation mood.

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    Holiday might be a reason for decrease in search traffic. However I haven't realize this myself as my search traffic are constant in holidays as well. on December Google has confirmed that a core algorithm update has been launched named "Maccabee" update which have hit some of the sites. So, you have to confirmed that your blog has been hit or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vishwa View Post
    Holiday might be a reason for decrease in search traffic. However I haven't realize this myself as my search traffic are constant in holidays as well. on December Google has confirmed that a core algorithm update has been launched named "Maccabee" update which have hit some of the sites. So, you have to confirmed that your blog has been hit or not?
    I search about Maccabee from Searchenginejournal and since I have read this on their blog post

    The timeframe with the most volatility for some websites was between December 12 and 14.
    I think my site has been hit this update but I don't care about that, Google updated thousands of search algorithms and if we have to change our sites according to them to make it as what they wanted then that's not possible.

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    Can you share the ratio of click drop?
    If there is no major difference then you don't need to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naksh View Post
    Can you share the ratio of click drop?
    If there is no major difference then you don't need to worry.
    As I said, I lost 2/3 on the total of clicks from Google, mean I lost about 400+ clicks per day and now I am only getting 200+ clicks per day from that site but it is increasing back and I am looking forward it will be back with what the site got.

    On another site, I have same problem but its traffic is recovering recent days and it is good now.

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    If your keywords ranking is not being slipped down to the other pages of the SERP, it must be your keywords. Most people in holiday search for entertainment rather than study- or working-related keywords. If that issue still persists until the work days, you need to check yours on-page SEO optimization such as content quality, keyword destiny, content length, and the HTML structure. May this help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    If your keywords ranking is not being slipped down to the other pages of the SERP, it must be your keywords. Most people in holiday search for entertainment rather than study- or working-related keywords.
    They are not pushed to other pages but its positions on first page can be changed. I am not sure about this because when I checked keywords, they are still there but the total of clicks to website is decreased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    If that issue still persists until the work days, you need to check yours on-page SEO optimization such as content quality, keyword destiny, content length, and the HTML structure. May this help you.
    It doesn't have anything to check with these. I think it was affected by Google Maccabees update.

    I searched on forums and found many topics discussed about this and their traffic also was dropped start from 12/12/2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrygreen90 View Post
    They are not pushed to other pages but its positions on first page can be changed. I am not sure about this because when I checked keywords, they are still there but the total of clicks to website is decreased.


    It doesn't have anything to check with these. I think it was affected by Google Maccabees update.

    I searched on forums and found many topics discussed about this and their traffic also was dropped start from 12/12/2017
    Those issues seem weird. It didn't happent to me likewise. My trafffic from Google is increasing everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Those issues seem weird. It didn't happent to me likewise. My trafffic from Google is increasing everyday.
    It doesn't happen with all sites.
    If your sites have quality backlinks and useful content then you don't have to worry about this update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrygreen90 View Post
    It doesn't happen with all sites.
    If your sites have quality backlinks and useful content then you don't have to worry about this update.
    Yes, that's true. But I never think too many about getting quality links, but mostly about quality content. I have a lot of articles, almost 3,000 articles. So, what if I use link building to get my site keywords rank top on the search engine. It would cost not a little money, and the competition keeps harder every day. Mostly I use OnPage SEO optimization instead of link building. I learned and follow how the algorithms of Google to crawl and rank sites. Then, I make my posts friendly to those algorithms. I have some blogs but never wasting my time thinking about backlinks for them.

    So, if having quality backlinks to your site would be great for your site's traffic through search engines, why don't you buy quality backlinks from quality sites like Forbes, Wired, Huffpost, etc. So that sour site's traffic from Google would not be decreasing.

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