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Hightimes.com Loses 90% Of Their Organic Traffic From Google During Their Crowdsource IPO Funding

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+Seetheworldsecond    31

Hightimes.com, the most popular online publication for cannabis has taken a massive hit from Google losing 90% of their traffic. This happened during their crowdsource IPO funding. Some ideas of why this happened is they possibly tried to game Google by purchasing links from other websites.

 

Link: https://internationalhighlife.com/traffic-loss-hightimes-herb/

 

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+Jimmy1    10,304
1 hour ago, Seetheworldsecond said:

Hightimes.com, the most popular online publication for cannabis has taken a massive hit from Google losing 90% of their traffic. This happened during their crowdsource IPO funding. Some ideas of why this happened is they possibly tried to game Google by purchasing links from other websites.

 

Link: https://internationalhighlife.com/traffic-loss-hightimes-herb/

 

interesting read about the consequences or not keeping the good SEO company who is up to date.

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+fusi0n    1,834
5 minutes ago, Jimmy1 said:

interesting read about the consequences or not keeping the good SEO company who is up to date.

 

JCPenny got hit really hard a while back..

https://searchengineland.com/new-york-times-exposes-j-c-penney-link-scheme-that-causes-plummeting-rankings-in-google-64529

 

SEO is tricky for sure. Since Google doesn't share the algorithms it uses (for good reason) for it's crawlers, you just have to guess for the part. However, if you put up truly good content with images, you'll make it first page for a lot of stuff. If it's a competitive market, better start hitting those Adwords, which can be very costly but a good ROI once you get the hang of it. It's hard to find a good Company that won't take advantage of you in the SEO/Adwords business. Doing it yourself will be more costly upfront due to testing and tweaking, but in the long run, it's the best way to go if you're willing to put the time into it. And by time, I mean several months of trial and error. 

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+Seetheworldsecond    31
35 minutes ago, fusi0n said:

 

JCPenny got hit really hard a while back..

https://searchengineland.com/new-york-times-exposes-j-c-penney-link-scheme-that-causes-plummeting-rankings-in-google-64529

 

SEO is tricky for sure. Since Google doesn't share the algorithms it uses (for good reason) for it's crawlers, you just have to guess for the part. However, if you put up truly good content with images, you'll make it first page for a lot of stuff. If it's a competitive market, better start hitting those Adwords, which can be very costly but a good ROI once you get the hang of it. It's hard to find a good Company that won't take advantage of you in the SEO/Adwords business. Doing it yourself will be more costly upfront due to testing and tweaking, but in the long run, it's the best way to go if you're willing to put the time into it. And by time, I mean several months of trial and error. 

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Thanks for that link, wow can't believe Jcpenny tried to do blackhat practices with Google with buying backlinks. SEO is essential because the mistakes for it can be devasting as hightimes.com has experienced. What a horrible time too for this to happen to hightimes.com, during their Crowdsource funding.

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