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The Google Fred Update: Why It Matters and What to Do

  • The Google Fred Update: Why It Matters and What to Do

    by Dan Shewan


    Author: Dan ShewanOn March 7, 2017, webmasters, site owners, and search engine optimization professionals began to panic. Some sites had seen a massive decrease in traffic seemingly overnight. Frantic SEOs tried to assuage their clients. Some of whom had seen a drop in traffic of up to 90%.


    A Sad But True Story

    This was how most folks learned of the latest major Google algorithm update. It is widely known that Google constantly makes adjustments to and updates its search algorithms throughout the year. Few updates, however, have the kind of immediate impact that Fred did. Now, almost six months after Fred rolled out, some sites are still struggling to regain the traffic they lost. Some, but not all.


    So, exactly what was the Google Fred Update? What was the purpose of Googles update? And what are the immediate and longer-term impacts of the change. And most importantly, what you can do to plan for and mitigate against potential declines in traffic as the result of future updates?


    To find out, read the full article at WordStream.com

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