Another Google Search & Ranking Update on August 15?!

Another Google Ranking & Search update on August 15?! Or, it was just another glitch? Last week I reported that there were sightings on a possible update. And webmasters around the world too observed the fluctuations in Google SERP’s. But later it was informed from Google that it was merely a glitch from their end.

Now, again on this weekend many keyword rankings were going upside down. Some webmasters were reporting off the chart sales and revenue. While some were saying that they are back to zombie like traffic.

Many were also saying that it is probably a roll back to the May’s Core update. Although I personally doubted it very much. But we’re unable to ignore the signs that it was completely unlike. Some were also saying a roll back to the June’s.

Anyway, all the tools and sensors were also going crazy over this.

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Now, after going crazy on August 15 and August 16. Some were reporting that since the later hours of August 16, SERP’s have cooled off and going back to normal.

Webmasters are now doubtful on what it was that actually happened. It surely looked like a roll back experiment which was a eventually stopped.

Here are some posts from the WebmastersWorld Forum.

It looks like they rolled out an update or broke something on 15th and rolled it back later. This triggered the senors on both days.

Yesterday the 6 hour window of incredible conversions was not associated with any serp change…just the usual low traffic that suddenly started converting like mad….it was “anti-zombie” traffic. Lol

Now I am having high traffic on two of my sites in the same niche. Zero conversion. It looks like the zombies are back…

Despite a 300% increase in conversions yesterday (Saturday), we had far less conversions then the prior Saturday. On the other hand, our Amazon sales skyrocketed. I had to open the shop yesterday so we could pack/ship all the orders. I’m heading in to work today to do some administrative work to free me up for Monday since sales from Amazon are still on fire.

Some of the replies from Black Hat World.

Google just did an update on or around a hour ago. Looks like they reverted the changes made very early in the morning.

Everything is reverted back. I assume they are checking on some new algo and this version was quite fine tuned. This time, I didn’t see any stupid links ranking in top 10. All quality websites were ranked in top 10.

The rankings are being reverted back to what they were a day before yesterday.

Replies from our own forum.

In internet and telecom niche. Its been blazing good. Noticeable increase in conversions. Usually a site which receives around 2k visits on Sunday’s are still struggling to get to the limit. But ad revenue and sales are off the charts. While usually its 2-5 sales on holidays and weekends. Its now 25 or even 30.

Adwords is also working fine. ROI is really good. I haven’t seen something like this for a long time.

Big Search Update is going on – August 2020

Since the last 48 hours more or less most webmasters around the world has come to this conclusion that an update indeed is going on and it is a big one.

For the last couple of days there has been a lot of debates regarding an update. Some said about a bug in Google’s end, others were discussing about any experiment in the SERP’s taking place.

Nobody knew for sure. But since the last 48 hours more or less most webmasters around the world has come to this conclusion that an update indeed is going on and it is a big one.

Here are some of the replies given in the WebmastersWorld forum.

Yes a significant drop in traffic since Monday (ecommerce FR, Brand website)

My websites as well as many of my clients dropped so much that I though many of them are about to disappear completely from the SERP. This is the First time I’m experiencing such huge drops. Google is definitely ruining our lives for good with their crappy updates

This morning, zero traffic. From lunch until now a very heavy traffic. Best pageview in such a short time since the creation of my website. Suddenly everything disappeared… Today G is crazy…

Here are some replies from the Black Hat World forum.

Yeah but this does not seem like a regular weekly or monthly ones. Seems like big core update again if i am not wrong

Yes, definitely. Just saw one of my authority sites lost lots of rankings. Something big is coming or going on.

HUGE update for my sites, a lot of Pinterst pins ranking above my homepage. Pages that were sitting in the top 3 for years now in the 60s+

Some of the replies from our own forum.

Google is performing some kind of experiment. It’s not an update. Because if rankings fell or disappear, they came back after a few hours.

Earth shattering movements in many niches. I don’t think now that it is an experiment or a bug. Some keyword’s across many niches just popped at the top from nowhere and some has gone to nothing.

For those who are facing issues indexing new article through GSC and automatically. It’s my personal opinion that get your page exposed somehow. Maybe its via social media channels or through social bookmarking sites. The method doesn’t matter here.

Another Google’s June 2020 Algorithm Update?!

Many evergreen pages in every niche are missing from the SERP’s. They are not getting outranked but disappearing all of a sudden from the search results.

“Is there another update going on?” We are hearing this a lot since the last weekend. And frankly can’t blame the site owners. As, we too are seeing some serious changes in the SERP’s.

Many evergreen pages in every niche are missing from the SERP’s. They are not getting outranked but disappearing all of a sudden from the search results.

In GSC, its visible that pages are disappearing, but can’t follow any pattern there. Tensions are rising as many fearing their pages can also disappear without any notice or trace.

We also talked some of the site owner’s who are facing this problem. They notified us that they haven’t got any manual action penalty or such sort which can indicate where the problem is.

Apparently, this thing global right now. As, many in the online communities are talking about it. Here are some comments from the WebmasterWorld.

Apparently G’s doesn’t like our site. I’ve lost 10s of high profile keywords to be found nowhere in serps. So nothing new it seems after the May update.

Seeing big changes on the UGC side, or simply outbound links side of it. Could this be related to Google announcing last fall that they are going to be treating no_follow links differently?

Here are some comments of the discussion going on our forum. Following the Google SERP & Algorithm Changes. Many are also questioning about bugs.

GSC just vanished few urls of ours. Is it a bug or something else?

I hope its a bug. Because are reporting this. A sudden de-indexing is a real challenge for any webmaster. A sudden de-indexing is a real challenge for any webmaster.

Meanwhile SEMrush Sensor’s are also showing signs of an update.

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Many are also having issues indexing new article through GSC and automatically. It’s my personal opinion that get your page exposed somehow. Maybe its via social media channels or through social bookmarking sites. The method doesn’t matter here.

Top 55+ Image Submission Sites List – 2020

High DA, PR Image Submission & Photo Sharing Sites List – 2020

Put your images and infographs in different social networking and image sharing sites. Also put your content in various social bookmarking sites. Because you don’t know from where traffic can come. Google and other search engines can rank your images and send traffic to your page. Not to mention this image submission sites alone can send you a ton of traffic.

After the recent Google Core(May 2020) Updates, it’s more or less clear to every webmaster around the world that if you are ranking well now. That doesn’t mean that you will be ranking good after a couple of hours. Google can take that away without any hesitation.

So, any means that can get you traffic must be availed. Here is a list of image submission sites which can come in handy.

  1. https://instagram.com
  2. https://pinterest.com
  3. https://photobucket.com
  4. https://flickr.com
  5. http://www.iforce.co.nz/
  6. https://www.artlimited.net/
  7. https://photos.google.com/
  8. https://imgsrc.ru/
  9. https://chevereto.com/
  10. https://www.smugmug.com/
  11. https://www.skyrock.com/
  12. https://www.juxtapost.com/
  13. https://www.picturecorrect.com/
  14. http://www.imageno.com/
  15. https://pixady.com/
  16. https://pix.ie/
  17. https://www.ritzpix.com/
  18. https://www.clipix.com/
  19. https://www.winkflash.com/
  20. http://front.expono.com/
  21. https://www.yuuby.com/
  22. https://www.photographysites.com/
  23. https://www.soup.io/
  24. http://www.imgbin.org/
  25. https://www.jumkak.com/
  26. https://www.fotoflock.com/
  27. https://myphoto.eu/
  28. https://www.freespace.com.au/
  29. https://imgur.com
  30. https://imageshack.us/
  31. https://www.deviantart.com/
  32. https://www.fotolog.com/
  33. https://pbase.com/
  34. https://www.scoop.it/
  35. http://www.imagebam.com/
  36. https://cloudinary.com/
  37. https://www.fotki.com/
  38. https://webshots.com/
  39. https://imageshack.com/
  40. https://www.photo.net/
  41. https://www.lomography.com/
  42. https://www.picturetrail.com/
  43. https://www.shutterfly.com/
  44. https://justpaste.it/
  45. https://www.snapfish.com/home
  46. https://www.keepandshare.com/
  47. https://imgbb.com/
  48. https://postimages.org/
  49. https://imageevent.com/
  50. https://myalbum.com/
  51. https://dropshots.com/
  52. https://web.500px.com/
  53. https://www.photobox.co.uk/
  54. https://www.slickpic.com/
  55. https://imgup.net/

Many of these sites in the above list might not have SSL certificate installed in them so your browser may say its not safe or not secure. But that doesn’t mean that these sites doesn’t work.

If anyone wants to add their links or want to remove any link which isn’t live any more. Then, simply contact any moderator of our forum.

6 Things You Must Do After Publishing Any Blog Post

You can’t just publish an article and expect to get traffic to it forever. You can’t just perform a successful marketing campaign & expect the same technique to work every single time.

Publishing an article is only 50% of the entire work. In order to get your article the proper outreach it deserves and/or it needs, there’s a lot more work needed to be done.

Even though your article is good and very helpful to your audience. Still, it can go unnoticed. Search engines like Google can’t even bother to index it. Your own audience won’t even know your post exists if you don’t let them know.

You have to make sure that all the effort and the hard work that you did don’t go unnoticed. At least do your part of outreaching it to your proper audience.

Here are some few things that you need to do in order to get your piece the proper exposure.

Create a summary & post it in the mass answering sites:

If your post is large such as a tutorial or step by step guide then you should create a summary. And publish it in the mass answering sites (like Reddit & Quora). The reason I am separately mentioning these two sites and not just putting them in the list of all social bookmarking sites list is just because these two have immense potential of sending traffic to your site. Both short term and in long term basis.

In your summary put all the main points of your article with a short description with them so you can compel the audience to click on the link coming to your page.

Now many of you guys might say that in a site like Quora how am I supposed to put my article summary (or any part of it) without being flagged. The answer is simple make your posts as much as natural & relevant if you are answering somebody. The main objective should be offering help and in the process earn some exposure out of it (if you can).

Create Videos & Infographs, and put them in the proper channels:

Limiting your content only in the text form is foolishness these days. After the Google’s Core May 2020 algorithm update its pretty much clear as a sunny day that one should diversify his or her’s content.

Create a podcast of your article & put it on YouTube. Create a inforgraph of your step-by-step guide and put it on the image sharing sites. And don’t forget the proper #tags with them when you do.

Send Newsletters:

Its probably the most effective and high ROI yielding technique of all. But it only works if you have a good subscriber base in your blog.

Write a good teaser of your article and send it to your subscribers. Now this can be tricky your email has to be compelling enough to get a click back, but also it cannot be too persuasive, so that your subscribers may think that you are just click baiting them.

Try to make your newsletters as much as a personal human to human interaction like. Your subscribers must feel like that they are talking to you and not to an answering machine or getting an automated message.

Most obviously promote through social networking sites & social bookmarking sites:

These campaigns should be like never ending. Use automated tools to recycle your old posts and tweets. Whenever you can, you put a short link of your post in your tweets.

Again, use the summary of your article & put it in platforms like Linkedin Content Publishing platform. Make use of your infographs & videos. Put them in Pinterest, Vimeo etc. Promotion in social networking sites doesn’t have to be direct always. It can be done & should be done indirectly too. It’s not all about getting as much as traffic. It’s also about getting your brand name out there. Making your name stand up in the crowd.

And don’t do promotion all the time. It will only make you look greedy. Social media is all about fun, so try to have some and then occasionally put your word out.

Put your piece in social bookmarking sites as well. Although they are not much effective these days, but still when it comes to brand awareness and exposure then can perform really well.

Reach out personally to your fellow writers:

You guys may wanna ask me why? The reason is simple & pretty straight. They can help you by getting you the exposure you seek.

Many influencer’s do paid tweets. You can ask them to promote your article for a fee. Many also do for a favor or something else. I will suggest that you go talk to them directly & figure yourself out whatever that suits you.

Many bloggers can also help you earn links. If there are dead links in their site’s which can be replaced by your page’s link. Then you just have to make an offer that they can’t refuse.

In my case, I talk to my fellow marketers though social channels and forums, even though when I don’t want something from them in return. A good relationship makes easy to ask for a favor. And also it helps me to keep myself updated & keep my head in the game.

Act Accordingly:

You can’t just publish an article and expect to get traffic to it forever. You can’t just perform a successful marketing campaign & expect the same technique to work every single time.

You have to update your post, marketing technique, outreach methods, social media tactics, according to the need of time.

The most basic example of updating the post will be adding tags. If you are currently ranking and getting traffic for ‘best books on server maintenance’, and you saw an opportunity to get ranked for ‘best books on CentOS server’ or ‘best books on Ubuntu server’. Then I will say add those tags right away, if more tags mean more targeted traffic then why not?

Now, just adding only those tags might not work every time. You have to update your article according to it as well. Because if a user comes to your site by clicking on one of those tags and don’t get what he or she may be looking for then it will be just bad.

This goes same as well with social media and other marketing campaigns and/or techniques as well. Update & upgrade so you might have an evergreen piece.

How to choose which expired domain to buy?

What to look for while buying an expired domain? What metrics are considered important?

I have been hearing this query for a long time.

So, today I decided to write something about it. Coming straight to the point.

Let’s say you have found two or three domains according to your liking. Now what you will do? How are you going to decide whether buying these domains will be good or bad.

At times like this service’s like Spamzilla comes in handy.

Put your domains in it. And check it results.

Now some of you guys may be thinking ‘Is it not possible to do it without SpamZilla?’ (as SZ is a paid tool).

The answer is probably yes. But this tool will do all the heavy lifting for you. And besides, if you are a looking for a solution so that you can choose & buy probably hundreds of domains then it will be the ideal service for you. As the saying goes “Good things always comes with a price!”.

Insert the domain in SZ and check for Domain Drop & Redirects.

Domain drop is the number which tells that how many times the domain has been dropped. And Redirects show how many times the domain has been redirected.

If a domain is dropped too many times (say more than 5 or dropped more than once within a short period of time) then its of no use. And this goes in the case of redirects too. A domain which is redirected more than 2 times cannot provide any real value. Now, you guys might be wondering why is that? The answer is simple. The domain had been used too many times to boost up other sites.

Now check the linking history of the domain. Specially from where the links are coming from and with what anchor texts!! Yes, it’s very important that you check the source of the link along with the path through which its coming.

Anchor texts are very crucial. Stay away from domains which has links with anchor texts that are catchy or spammy ones. Now you guys may ask what are catchy and/or spammy anchor texts? I will say that simply use your head to determine. Lines like this “How to get slim within 30 days” or “Top diet to reduce weight within a month” or terms like escort, viagra, cheap taxi, etc. Always remember one thing a tool like SpamZilla (or any other) is only good as the user. It is you who will make the last decision so use your head.

Now tools like SZ already provide the other metrics such as the Majestic TF/CF, so drill down and check if they meet your liking’s.

As an alternative to SpamZilla. Some might also refer “Domain Hunter Gatherer” but I like SZ more.

Top 100+ Social Bookmarking Sites List of 2020

High PR, DA 100+ Social Bookmarking Sites List of 2020. All verified & thoroughly checked urls.

Social bookmarking is done by many. Different people will give you different opinions about it. And over the course of time since the last decade specially how search & marketing techniques have evolved. It’s not at all abnormal for people to have different opinions. Some might even argue against it. Even say its a waste of time.

So, why bother to do it??!! Why spend time & effort on it?? Well, the answer is simple. Because most of it comes for free. And it’s really very easy to do.

You just submit your page link to these social bookmarking sites and that’s it. If its liked then it will get shared and you will get the exposure you need. In many cases you might earn a link or two. Which in turn shall bring more traffic to your site. Now, you might say that now-a-days nobody just gives away a do-follow link for free. 98%+ sites will give you a link with a ‘rel=”nofollow”‘. Yeah, that’s true. But a link is a link. It still might bring you some referral traffic from the host site.

Frankly speaking in my opinion any kind of exposure which is free, is good. Along with submitting your content in the different social bookmarking sites you should also consider submitting your images and/or inforgraphs in various image submission sites. They too are very effective in bringing a good amount of referral traffic. So, here is a list of social bookmarking sites which you wanna use.

  1. https://slashdot.org/
  2. https://www.bibsonomy.org/
  3. https://dzone.com/
  4. https://tutpub.com/
  5. https://netvouz.com/
  6. https://www.reddit.com/
  7. https://www.fark.com/
  8. http://youmobs.com/
  9. https://www.stumbleupon.com/
  10. http://www.designfloat.com/
  11. http://www.startaid.com/
  12. https://www.diigo.com/
  13. http://myhq.com/
  14. http://url.org/
  15. https://linkgeanie.com/
  16. http://blogmarks.net/index.php
  17. http://www.mybookmarks.com/
  18. http://www.seobookmarking.club/
  19. http://highseoonline.ga/
  20. https://linkatopia.com/
  21. https://www.pusha.se/
  22. https://www.metafilter.com/
  23. http://samaysawara.in/
  24. http://addthismark.gq/
  25. http://www.prbookmarking.club/
  26. http://www.dabookmarks.club/
  27. http://www.bookmarking.info/
  28. http://highbookmarks.club/
  29. http://edge.highbookmarks.info/
  30. http://www.addthismark.com/
  31. https://www.activebookmarks.com/
  32. http://bookmarkingbase.com/
  33. https://www.exactseek.com/
  34. https://www.onlinewebmarks.com/
  35. https://www.bookmarkwiki.com/
  36. http://coolpot.com/
  37. https://techspy.com/
  38. https://www.storeboard.com/
  39. https://www.openfaves.com/
  40. https://best.highdabookmarking.com/
  41. https://urgodermyl.com/
  42. https://www.prbookmarks.com/
  43. https://www.seosubmitbookmark.com/
  44. https://www.hotbookmarking.com/
  45. https://www.bsocialbookmarking.info/
  46. https://www.bookmarkdiary.com/
  47. https://www.bookmarkdeal.com/
  48. https://www.bookmarkfollow.com/
  49. https://www.aboogy.com/
  50. http://www.fearsteve.com/
  51. https://finebookmarks.com/
  52. https://www.clickone.co.in/
  53. http://addusastory.com/
  54. https://www.socbookmarking.com/
  55. https://www.socialwebmarks.com/
  56. http://www.bookmarkspot.com/
  57. https://www.a1bookmarks.com/
  58. http://buysmartprice.com/
  59. https://nottsgroups.com/
  60. https://www.ewebmarks.com/
  61. https://www.updatesee.com/
  62. https://www.peoplebookmarks.com/
  63. https://www.bookmarkcart.com/
  64. https://drikdir.com/
  65. http://justpep.com/
  66. http://www.goldenmidas.net/
  67. https://www.bookmarktheme.com/
  68. https://www.livewebmarks.com/
  69. https://www.bookmarkfeeds.com/
  70. http://www.akonter.com/
  71. https://www.tuffclicks.com/submit-stories/
  72. https://www.dosplash.com/
  73. http://www.sitehoover.com/en/
  74. http://yousticker.com/
  75. https://www.channelkit.com/landing/home
  76. https://www.kenplanet.com/
  77. http://draggo.com/
  78. https://www.lucidhut.com/
  79. https://www.worldranklist.com/
  80. http://www.quickbookmarks.com/
  81. https://www.vapidpro.com/
  82. https://www.hubcage.com/
  83. https://www.linksbeat.com/
  84. https://www.ridents.com/
  85. http://zoolit.com/
  86. http://www.4mark.net/
  87. http://www.blokube.com/
  88. http://www.xerpi.com/account/login
  89. https://thinkery.me/
  90. http://www.spoke.com/
  91. http://www.livebinders.com/
  92. https://www.protopage.com/
  93. https://itsmyurls.com/
  94. https://www.techdirt.com/
  95. http://newsocialbooks.com/
  96. https://www.ferventing.com/
  97. https://flipboard.com/
  98. https://www.mozylinks.com/
  99. https://listbookmarking.com/
  100. https://bookmarkok.com/
  101. http://pipinews.com/

Many of these sites in the above list might not have SSL certificate installed in them so your browser may say its not safe or not secure. But that doesn’t mean that these sites doesn’t work.

If anyone wants to add their links or want to remove any link which isn’t live any more. Then, simply contact any moderator of our forum.

Google May 2020 Core Update is wreaking havoc!!

The reason I choose this headline is because it’s indeed doing so.

Every year this time of the year Google releases a Core update. This year they informed via twitter.

Some replies from the BlackHatWorld.

My main moneysite just tanked from page 1 to page 7. I was wondering why for last few hours in my bed, checking everything. No any manual actions or security issues. Then got up, started my PC, went here and saw this thread. Now I know why. F**king update

Man, I lost 50% of my traffic so far. Literally lost all of my featured snippets. This is not good.

Some of the replies from WebmasterWorld.

I’m seeing further step in killing my website by Google. Sometimes it rolls back, but as I see from my experience I got another one decrease move with my website from this update.

I stopped adding content 2 months ago, there is just no reason to do so. I’ve worked my backside off to show my expertise (20 years), to back that up, I have an authority fact-checking my content, I have an author bio, which links to a more detailed author page, my site speed is 85-90, it’s not spammy, never-ever engaged in link building, yet another hit. It is brand, brand, brand. Thin content, but global companies. They keep saying ‘create original content that adds value’, and you do that, but still get outranked by 200 word posts by insurance companies. What is the point?

Reply in our own forum.

Another large update is going on. I don’t know whether it is totally rolled out yet or not. One site I knew just got flushed. From several well ranking and even 1st position ranking keywords to nothing. Many kw’s have just disappeared from the face of the SERP’s. Or fallen to the position 20 or even worse position.

SEMrush is also showing high temperature.

Google Algorithm Update at the end of April 2020 ??

The last month has been really roller a coaster for the webmasters around the world.

Many saw traffic falling to the new limits and many complained about their Adsesnse eCPM rates to fall to the lowest point in years.

The fluctuations in the SERP’s can be seen in the SEMrush sensor as shown above. The graph is up and down.

This month its not the same story. Many are reporting that traffic is rising & many are saying that after great rise they are experiencing a steep fall. In the meantime, webmasters are talking about an another algorithm update from Google.

Here is a link to the discussion going on in this forum.

In other forums, these type of discussions are on the rise too. Here is a comment from WebmasterWorld.

Past two weeks were the best I’ve seen in 6 years…but since yesterday my GA and Matomo data concur that a clamp is back in place…which aligns perfectly with Googles stated effort to up their game in Q2, since they badly missed their Q1 target of >20% revenue increase.

Here is a link to the discussion.

With the Covid19 virus, advertisers are fearing on investing in ads. Especially the small and medium ones. Because these days everything is dominated by the larger companies.

But its not like that the small ones doesn’t have any chance to fight back. But still, its very hard.

Whether or not another update is going on, SERP’s are still fluctuating insanely. And my guess is it’s going to behave like this for the time being.