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