Medium Google Organic Traffic Takes A Beating

Jan 6, 2020 • 7:54 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Medium Google Decline

It seems that Medium, the popular publishing platform, hasn't been doing too well in Google over the past couple of months - especially since December. And it seems like it is getting worse. Some are saying the site has 40% declines in organic visibility from Google search.

Bartosz Góralewicz posted on Twitter:

Here is the SEMRush chart, this shows more of a 30% drop from October to December:

Semrush Medium Decline

But it looks like the first week in January, at least according to SEMRush, Medium has taken a deeper dive:

Sem Declines

The question is why? Is it a technical issue like Bartosz thinks or did SEOs ruin Medium as well? I mean, did SEOs take too much advantage of the platform where Google had to do some course correction? I don't know.

Glenn Gabe thinks it is more of a relevancy thing versus a technical thing:

There are lots of theories:

There were various Google algorithm updates on the dates this site saw some declines. But the decline seems to be somewhat more gradual, which implies this is more than just a technical issue?

What do you all think?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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