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Google Says Ignore Black Hat Traffic

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Google Says Ignore Black Hat Traffic

Google’s John Mueller said it is safe to ignore black hat traffic, he said it is just spam and there is no need to worry about it from an SEO perspective. He said on Reddit that black hat traffic is just spam and you should ignore it.

The Reddit post wrote that he was concerned this black hat traffic that he did not pay for or want may hurt his site. He wrote:

I get daily 0.8 sec average 1000 traffic from “mytraffic.shop” to our homepage. It is shown on search google insights but not on Google search console “web search clicks” (it makes sense as they are not from search). There are not even counted in the WordPress site stats.

I never paid for any traffic on any platform.

Do you think this traffic can be harmful? Is it a way for this site to advertise itself? Should I block it or don’t bother?

John Mueller of Google responded saying “Ignore it; Google does. It’s just spam.”

I know it can be concerning to see a ton of spammy traffic coming in but there is really no need to worry that it might impact your Google rankings. Unless that ends up being a DDoS attack and takes down your site but that is a larger issue to worry about.

Forum discussion at Reddit.

Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Google Search Console Says Sites Using Subscribe with Google May See Increase In Impressions & Clicks

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Google Search Console Says Sites Using Subscribe with Google May See Increase In Impressions & Clicks

Google added a new annotation to the Google Search Console performance reports on December 5th, saying that sites that use Subscribe with Google may see an increase in clicks and impressions.

I’ll be honest, I am a bit confused by the annotation was added this week and not in 2018 when the feature was added. Google wrote, “Google created an additional search result feature for sites that use Subscribe with Google. As a result, these websites may see an increase in impressions and clicks in the Search Performance report.”

It makes it sound like Google just created this feature but it was launched in 2018 as a way for publishers to get more subscribers to their publication.

Here is what it looks like:

Subscribe with Google is a service provided by Google which lets you buy a subscription (or make a one-time or recurring contribution) on participating websites, manage your subscriptions, and access premium features using your Google Account. Here is the help document on this.

I suspect that Google Search Console is now tracking the Subscribe with Google sites a bit differently and maybe more accurately.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Source: www.seroundtable.com

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