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What Did Google Change? Does Anyone Know---

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Google did something and it has affected all our Alexa scores. No matter what I do or try it still continues to go up instead of down. I tried putting up 2 posts a day--nope does not work--I put up 3 once or twice and I think it went down--but in all honesty I can not keep that up. On top of that I am being harassed by Google. They seem to think that I have an account which I really only use as am email account for someone else! Yes, I have told them numerous times. I have also stated that on my real account I am NOT an affiliate of Amazon. They were trying to get me to pay for Google ad words--if they don't believe me--just check!


Yes, I do have some affiliate links on my blog which on all honesty I don't even bother checking anymore--maybe I should take them down? I am into book reviews--not selling!! Yesterday I actually hit a button that will put me on their do not call list--a phone call every day is quite annoying--It is Google's Ads which really run on my blog!

The strange part is the companies that want us to do product reviews don't even ask for the Alexa score anymore--I think even they realize it is not a true indicator of a blog's popularity anymore. When Alexa decided to "cave" to Google they hurt themselves!

Does anyone know why this is happening and/or what we can possibly do. PLEASE let me know in the comments below. I'm almost at the point that I do not care--but I am darn curious!




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25 comments :

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Good...I'm not the only one who's noticed this problem. I've totally given up on Alexa. It doesn't make sense anymore and I can't keep up. And you're right, no one who's solicited me to do a review has asked for my Alexa score in months. WHEW!

Patricia said...

I could never figure out how they figure all of their numbers out.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am more for page views than alexa ranking because the number of my alexa keep raising so I don't really care anymore. I also watched a video about Google not updating the page ranks anymore so I am not sure if page rank will much of importance to our site. Although according to Google, they will still monitor link[s.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I don't ever even check my Alexa score. I am not going to stress myself out over something that was so stupid to begin with.

Angela McKinney said...

I have no idea what has happened but I have noticed it too. I see alot of other bloggers talking about it as well. I am keeping track of mine anymore.

Rena McDaniel said...

I've never been up on the Alexa scores and really don't know anything about them. I've never had anyone ask me for that score before.

Lynndee said...

I have no idea either. I was actually surprised a couple of days ago because instead of going down, my Alexa went up. But I've heard that Alexa ranking isn't accurate. So, I don't stress myself with it. :)

I am Harriet said...

I heard that Alexa is to blame because they reformulated their formula.

Ashley @ Hello nature said...

I wish I had the answer because I would love to know, too! I've stopped checking because of the changes.

Echo A said...

I have my own anger issues with Google! They took away my adsense right when I reached the payout threshold and said that I was cheating. UGH!

Miriam Schulman said...

i was trying so hard to get my page rank up and then I heard that they are not going to update it anymore. I have given up on that sort of statistic and am concentrating on building my email list.

Sherrie Bama said...

I have noticed the same thing. I was way lower then I am now. It's really high now. I can't seem to get it to lower much at all.

rosemary palmer said...

I don't check. Adsense took my account away when I was .40 away from my first payout.

Vidya Sudarsan said...

I did not know this either! google is always changing its algorithms and rankings.

Michelle Hwee said...

I definitely agree with you, google is a pain sometimes but it is still my default search engine. I don't use Alexa really, maybe I should..

Notorious Spinks said...

I really don't keep up with Alexa numbers anymore. If that stops a brand from working with me then so be it....

MidgetMomma said...

I dont normally pay attention to the numbers sorry i cant help

Marie Moody said...

I don't know that much about that so I cannot help either. I just know what I'm supposed to do and I never really check my score. Guess I should. I hope all this work is not for nothing. Bummer!

Penny said...

I have seen people talk about Alexa before, but honestly I have no idea what it is. Maybe I should try to figure this out, but now doesn't seem like a great time to do that!

Lisa Codina said...

I just started following Alexa threads and I thought they were working but they aren't really! I've checked my analytics and I've been getting just a few more fews than when I wasn't doing Alexa! Ugh! So frustrating!

Lisa Samples said...

I honestly do not know but I have never had it have a negative effect on my being chosen for a campaign. Just write great content and don't worry about the stats...

Felice said...

Wow I really need to pay attention more to stuff like this. Thank you so much for informing me ♥

CourtneyLynne said...

My Alexa score rocks so I kinda stalk my score... Even though I have never once been asked for it.... But my Google rank.... Ughhh... I know for a fact it should be a lot better than it is but it hasn't updated... I'm guessing after reading this they aren't updating anymore... Figures -_-

Victoria said...

I had no idea Google had anything to do with Alexa. I was under the impression Alexa was calculated by the number of pages visitors visit on the site and how long they stay in general. Mine is now a little over 100,000 which is an increase but the only thing I can do to lower it is post good content and interlink my blog posts so visitors want to stay on my site longer and go to other pages.

Miranda Myrabev said...

I was not aware of google having some influence on alexa rank but mine is fine i think since i never monitores it before so i think i am ok but to hear from others

 
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