May 2014 Google Webmaster Report

May 5, 2014 • 8:30 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google Webmaster ReportApril was another month chock full of Google webmaster and SEO tidbits. We also suspected at least two updates, FYI, there were some signs of a possible update on May 2nd, although that buzz died down quickly.

Google penalized several Japanese link networks, also the guest blog network PostJoint and HARO links came into question.

Other than that, a typical month of stuff, again, lots of questions of updates and so forth. I will keep an eye on May 2nd but it seems things have cooled down on that.

For last months report see here.

Here is the month's summary:

Google Updates:

Google Penalties: Google Webmaster Topics: SEO & Google Matt Cutts Advice: Google Features: Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Andrew Cilio

05/05/2014 03:34 pm

If you get a chance, dig a bit deeper into that possible May 2nd update. I'm most certainly seeing an algo change spanning 4/29-5/2.


05/06/2014 04:06 am

Please share if you get any information about May 2 2014 update.. it's huge changes in traffic and ranking both are on down side.


05/07/2014 10:28 am

1-4 May 2014 was a long week-end for half of the world + the usual Weekly Panda crunch ;(


05/08/2014 06:41 am

Major ranking change on our niche. There are new players on the first page while the regular top ranking website move to 2nd page.


05/08/2014 10:55 am

Seeing a slight drop in traffic and still steadily going down since around the 2nd of May.


05/08/2014 10:59 am

And I see in WMT that on May 4th there was a HUGE spike in pages crawled on my site.


05/13/2014 09:35 am

had a huge drop in rankings for a client on May 2nd


05/19/2014 09:27 pm

i had a huge frop in traffic on 3rd may, does anyone have same problem? How do you deal with it?

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