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Jes commented on Google Has Read Your Feedback On The March 2024 Core Update & Changes To Come
FINALLY THEY'RE COMING TO THEIR SENSES
Comment ID #6461434084 05/18/2024 03:05 am
Cobra Kai commented on Continued Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th
You've got some good weed.
Comment ID #6461372296 05/18/2024 12:05 am
Will Arevore commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
What Google wants to do at this point is clear; they only want to be at the center of everything and milk every opportunity at milking money. I have seen the AI snippets on my Google searches and what is funny is that Google's AI, Gemini, took contents verbatim from the first ranking site to feed to its AI. This is theft in every sense of the word and predatory. I have been a publisher since 2016 and an SEO since 2014 and one thing is certain with Google; they want everything to themselves and they don't seem to be stopping except there is a major shift and the emergence of a strong search engine that will directly rival Google. Another thing that could stop Google is a class action lawsuit. You can't assign your AI to the top of the search result and then shamelessly lift answers from blogs and websites. It has a name and it's called <b>theft</b>. It's intellectual theft.
Comment ID #6461353577 05/18/2024 12:05 am
Thomas Soltysiak commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
I would guess the hardest hit sites would be "evergreen" informational content sites, which traditionally have been the most secure/safest types of content sites because they had steady traffic that didn't change over time... This is exactly what SGE / AI Answers is best at regurgitating/paraphrasing/copying/plagiarizing/stealing, whatever you want to call it...
Comment ID #6461352095 05/18/2024 12:05 am
Thecrest commented on New Google Local Ranking Factor: Service Areas
Need to test more, factor are much more related
Comment ID #6461347313 05/17/2024 11:05 pm
Keith Jigleeottee commented on Continued Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th
I rarely if ever post. We got hit hard and the verticals we used to rank for have completely flipped. I'm in a YMYL niche with one specific client, magic mushrooms, and those verticals completely changed. They put spore retailers up top, reddit, pinterest, and even Amazon etc. Anyone who took the time to E-E-A-T and produce educational content with disclaimers and authoritative writers dropped. It seems the disclaimers and mycologists take a back seat to those selling shrooms spores while legal it was quite shocking to see Amazon results as well. The verticals obviously went for user intent on a federally illegal substance over harm reduction and education on said substances. We don't use AI and were very thorough with E-E-A-T and comprehensive articles. Apparently buttmunch69 on reddit is writing better and more helpful content than mycologists. "I tripped my balls off" vs actual content. All the big names in our niche who weren't selling spores or shrooms got nailed. I'm not worried though, just another lost client that spent good money and has now cut the budget for SEO marketing.
Comment ID #6461280160 05/17/2024 09:05 pm
Cobra Kai commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Sums up everything well. https://youtu.be/kdqyG3CcoLM?feature=shared
Comment ID #6461275482 05/17/2024 09:05 pm
JaneDoe commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
https://www.wheresyoured.at/
Comment ID #6461268709 05/17/2024 09:05 pm
joamuk commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Same here.
Comment ID #6461266899 05/17/2024 09:05 pm
joamuk commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Where can we find the new Ed Zitron piece?
Comment ID #6461266477 05/17/2024 09:05 pm
Snacky Smores commented on How To Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews
Yeah. They will purposely do that as punishment. If you won't let them steal your content, then they will surely demote your site elsewhere out of retaliation. Truly despicable company.
Comment ID #6461260279 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
Fred commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Also wonder about fact checking clicks. Will those go way down if/when AI answers become generally more trustworthy.
Comment ID #6461243009 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
Moto Gsprx commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
I got ONE fucking click from my sites, bro (and I'm not even sure it's from google).
Comment ID #6461236717 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
The190IQ_Equalizer commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
AI has exactly one year to prove itself useful before it goes out in flames. So far nothing - inaccurate date, hallucinations, you need to fact check again (a.k.a. search the net normally)... - it requires enormous CPU power Altman is the conman of the century so far. the fact of the matter is the average normie using the internet does not need AI but tech companies think they can decide for others read Ed Zitron new piece the guy destroys them as always
Comment ID #6461234363 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
snuffy commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Is it increasing clicks? Is it increasing traffic? Hema Budaraju told Barry that..... <blockquote>link cards within at the bottom of the AI Overviews get more clicks than a normal search result snippet would get</blockquote> I view that as meaning the CTR of the link cards is higher than the CTR of a listing in the organic SERPs. But, there are very few link cards compared to the number of clickable items in the organic SERPs. And, I conclude that if you are lucky enough to get a link card that is great... but only a few people are gonna get a link card. And, maybe are more "clicks going out into the search ecosystem"..... there are an awful lot of paid links in the upper part the results that Google delivers to the searchers.... and all or almost all of the organic lins are far down the page. So, it is likely that most of the outgoing clicks are paid and a lot fewer are "the kind of links that you would expect in a search engine".
Comment ID #6461232131 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
Snacky Smores commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
At least there's something to show for your hard work now. Not like anyone is going to take your freshly-cut boards and hide them in a basement for no one to see.
Comment ID #6461230786 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
Suineg commented on Continued Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th
If luck has to do with this, we're all screwed, SEO should be what does it.
Comment ID #6461225366 05/17/2024 08:05 pm
John A. User commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-wants-judge-not-jury-223727356.html Google wants a jury trial in the case starting in September 2024. Do they sense they'll loose with a Jury and win with a judge which they think they will in the Mehta case ? Hopefully, they'll lose both. Google lost the Epic case last year in a jury trial, bolsters their thinking a Judge heard case will be more inclined to them.
Comment ID #6461215090 05/17/2024 07:05 pm
TheNewNormal commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Seeing the same across multiple storefronts.
Comment ID #6461199358 05/17/2024 07:05 pm
AwesomeSauce commented on Continued Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th
Or you got lucky and you'll get hit in the next round. Could be that too.
Comment ID #6461195982 05/17/2024 07:05 pm
The Truth is Out There commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Traffic/conversions has died today. AI sums up Greedle perfectly "Artificial Intelligence"
Comment ID #6461171657 05/17/2024 06:05 pm
Moto Gsprx commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Dude, we're fucked! All my sites are basically dead.. there's no traffic anymore :)
Comment ID #6461108945 05/17/2024 05:05 pm
TheNewNormal commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Coincides perfectly with AI overviews starting, no? It's certainly not HCU sites seeing any reversal. So other than Reddit shuffling around, it would have to be AI rollout related.
Comment ID #6461078041 05/17/2024 04:05 pm
snuffy commented on How To Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews
It might be a bad idea to pull your content out of the AI overviews. They might be producing some traffic to your website. If you pull your content out of overviews they might just drop you everywhere.
Comment ID #6461067277 05/17/2024 04:05 pm
Jacek Ru┼╝yczka commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
It seems that you got hit by the March 2024 core algo update. Of course, nobody can give you any individual advice before having looked over your blog, but please note three things: 1. The last core algo updates have made very large websites grow and many small to medium sites shrink. The rich ones get richer, whereas the poor ones get even poorer. 2. It's next to impossible to compete with a large website, which covers the same topics as your blog does. 3. Many websites, which had been hit by a previous core algo update, have regained their old rankings, but most of them are...well...large.
Comment ID #6461056525 05/17/2024 04:05 pm
snuffy commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
I think it is Google just stirring the rankings. Not doing anything to improve the order - just stirring the pot to make it look like they are doing real work. They don't give a hoot about the organic results anymore, so stop spending millions every month to improve them. Just grin and stir.
Comment ID #6461055085 05/17/2024 04:05 pm
snuffy commented on Searchers Want To Turn Off Google AI Overviews
I would turn it off.
Comment ID #6461049004 05/17/2024 04:05 pm
joamuk commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
I think we'll soon see it's a good idea if Gemini starts calling people dickheads :-)
Comment ID #6461045620 05/17/2024 03:05 pm
Pope GeminAI the Woke commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Franky, no idea.
Comment ID #6461042774 05/17/2024 03:05 pm
joamuk commented on Google AI Overviews Officially Launch In US Search Results
Given the big flat red line on the Semrush chart below, it begs the question: WFT is happening right now?
Comment ID #6461026306 05/17/2024 03:05 pm

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