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Google Says Ranking Issues Never Related To Ratio Of Follow To Nofollow Links

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Google Says Ranking Issues Never Related To Ratio Of Follow To Nofollow Links

Google’s John Mueller said on Reddit that any SEO or search ranking issues your site has would not be related to any sort of ratio between follow to nofollow links on your site. John said it is just not a thing and not the cause of any ranking issues.

John said “Any problem your site has would not be due to the ratio of follow to nofollow links. That’s just not a thing.”

This is not the first time John had to say this, he said it in 2020 squashed this similar myth before.

The person John responded to wrote:

The site’s pages have been getting deindexed by the hour.

I checked everything. The only thing that stands out is the 75:25 ratio of dofollow and nofollow links. The dofollow links appeared in March (most of them are from 2-5 domains) and a few days later the rankings & traffic tanked.

Maybe I should just flip a coin and see what happens.

It sounds like his mind is made up but it is kind of interesting to see someone focus on follow vs nofollow links and not the content of the overall site. But I guess SEOs be SEOs?

Forum discussion at Reddit.

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Google Local SAB Search Ranking Bug Fix Rolling Out

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Google Local SAB Search Ranking Bug Fix Rolling Out

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a possible Google local search ranking update that turned out to not be an update but rather a bug. Well, that bug seems to be fixed or being fixed now and rankings are beginning to return for these local service area businesses.

The bug seemed to start being fixed on Friday, September 23rd, in the afternoon.

Local SEO, Jason Brown wrote in the Local Search Forum “Good news, one of my clients got their rankings back. They are back in the map pack, but not in the same number one spot as before.” He also said later “My other client is back ranking again too. Looks like the fix is being rolled out now.”

He shared this chart showing how all the rankings returned:

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Joy Hawkins also posted about it on Twitter:

So hopefully this is now fully resolved – at least this specific bug? It may have been related to the Kansas Google local bug.

Forum discussion at Local Search Forums.

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Note: This was pre-written and scheduled to be posted today, I am currently offline for Rosh Hashanah.



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