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Are these new "featured content" hitting your web traffic too?

Discussion in 'Google' started by JEET, Oct 11, 2018.

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    Are these new "featured content" hitting your web ranks too?

    It seems like google is indexing our webpages,
    scrapping our content,
    and displaying it on their own website.

    Complete answers to various questions are getting posted there...
    If people are getting answers directly on google website, then who would come to our website?

    We are the ones who made that content, are paying for servers, and other services,
    and its google which is getting the traffic...

    Yesterday I was looking for some colour codes,
    and a whole list of colours was directly available on google search result itself,
    which they scrapped from some other website...
    I didn't even cared to check the webpage where the actual list was...
    Why would I? I got the answer on google's website itself...
    Why would others care about our websites then?

    Isn't this a "copyright violation?"

    I am thinking of blocking google bot completely from my website. But am really confused at this point. Any suggestions are welcome. Its the stock market website in my signature. It was making good money from google traffic, but since I installed SSL (2 months back), my rankings went down, but I don't think that this is the only reason for lower sales. I think its that "featured content" on top of all their search results, which is just content "scraped" from our websites... People are getting answers directly on google itself, why would they click a link and come to our website?
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  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    You can make a legal removal request via the Feedback link under the featured snippet.

    IMO, most people will still end up visiting your site. It's hard to believe that it is the featured snippet that has negatively impacted your traffic. If anything I'd blame all the algorithm updates.
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Also the mobile first indexing has wreaked havoc on many sites. In a few week's time it should all get back to normal, I hope.
     
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    JEET Well-Known Member

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    What is mobile first indexing? Can you please tell me more about this? Thanks

    Also, I recently installed SSL certificate on my site, in Sep. For 2 weeks things were ok, then site went down? Could SSL be the reason?
    If so, how long does it take to return back to original ranks? Any experience with this?
    Thanks
     
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    JEET Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at this search for example. https://www.google.com/search?q=rgb+code+for+purple&gws_rd=ssl

    Both Hex and RGB codes for the "searched color" are in featured content itself. Why would I open that site?

    This is what google did here.
    It reduced the ranks of the site which was at top. So when they see a drop in traffic, they assume that its because of new lower ranks.

    At the same time they picked another site from 3-4 th position, and placed it on top, and used its content as featured content.
    So this site obviously got a boost in traffic, because of top position, and they are assuming that its because they got in featured content...

    "Without" the "featured content" directly on google's site, these "new ranked" websites would have got at least 20% to 50% more traffic.
    They are actually losing money because of this featured content thing...
     
    JEET, Oct 19, 2018 IP
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    If the desktop and mobile versions of your site are comparable, Google will start using the indexing and ranking of your mobile version for your desktop version, not the other way around as it was in the past.

    Check your webmaster tools. You should have an email from them. I got it a month ago. I don't know what happens if the mobile and desktop versions are not comparable. It's quite possible that it may negatively impact the desktop ranking.
     
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    JEET Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. So far my site does not has a mobile version
     
    JEET, Oct 19, 2018 IP