70% Did Not Recover From Google's Page Layout Algorithm

Sep 17, 2012 • 8:47 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Page Layout AlgorithmIn January, Google released a new algorithm that was named the page layout algorithm that demoted the rankings of pages where ads distracted too much from the content. It didn't seem to impact a huge number of sites but those sites that it did impact got hit hard.

So we ran a poll a few months ago asking if anyone recovered and I wanted to share the responses.

Of those who were hit and responded to my poll, 70% said they did not recover at all. 21% said they did fully recover. And 9% said they partially recovered.

Google's Page Layout Algorithm Poll

Are you shocked by these results? Please read my poll disclosure policy before jumping to any scientific conclusions.

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