Shadow-banned or something by Google?

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    seohelper
    Keymaster

    Hey guys. I used to get a decent amount of traffic from Google. Since a few months or so my Google serps previews went down a lot and so did my organic visitors. The odd thing is: almost all my vistors from search engines now are from Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, Bing and DuckDuckGo. Only very little from Google, while I used to get the most from Google (obviously, since its the biggest by far). Do you think Google could have ‘shadow banned’ my site or something? And if so, what could be possible comon reasons? Like keyword spamming? Too much affiliate links? Etc. etc. etc.?
    Thanks!!!

    #27154
    UnsensationalPunt

    All of the above can lead to a decrease in rankings or a manual action. Are you looking at Search Console at all?

    This doesn’t sound like a shadowban. This sounds like you lost ground in some core rankings and dropped off the SERPs.

    They’d tell you if there’s a manual action against your site there. Also, there’s been a significant number of core algorithm changes this year, which can undoubtedly affect rankings.

    #27152
    gunguy2020

    When that happens your site is likely throttled. Check your link profile and ensure that you are following the rules. They will ding you and never tell you, that’s part of their punishment. Yes, there are manual actions but those are the ones they want you to fix. The algorithm penalties go unnoticed sometimes for years.

    #27153
    emuwannabe

    What does Google search console say? Anything there that could account for it?

    #27155
    usctrojan415

    I love how people automatically assume a shadow ban than look at their own site, efforts by page, by country, by time on site, by kw and then look at the competition. All things being equal, your traffic will go down unless you stay relevant and optimizing 24/7. Too much competition to ignore.

    #27156
    mehul1989

    Most probably you were hit by a Google Core Update.

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