CryptoCoinsNews (CCN) website which was founded in the summer of 2013 and has been focusing on the crypto financial market has announced its closure on June 10th, 2019 after Google rolled out its new 2019 Core Update.
CCN claims the update caused a significant drop in user traffic on mobile devices which is more than 50%.
"Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight," states the announcement.
In the meantime, CCN states Cointelegraph has also experienced a drop of 21,1% on mobile due to the update. The administration of CCN highlights even Google doesn't fully understand how its RankBrain works.
"While we do understand that Google needs to update their search algorithm from time to time, we cannot comprehend why they are allowed to enforce such drastic changes that have such dramatic consequences for so many news sites over the course of a very limited time – 24 hours, without any explanation or warnings to media organizations like ours. While they did announce the update, they did not disclose any information of what the core update would do," CCN reports.
CCN has also revealed its demand for Google:
- Give a three month’s notice to all webmasters, let alone news organizations, of any major Google Core Update and elaborate what it might affect;
- If a news organization is considered to be in the risk zone for losing more than 20% of their search traffic, explain why and what it can do to change to stay afloat;
- Involve all national governments where you are the leading search engine and allow them to create apolitical task forces to examine your search changes for the conservation of our democracies, our Freedom of Speech, our Freedom of the Press, and our Freedom of Information.
Earlier this year, Google blacklisted expressions including the term "ethereum" on its advertising platform Google Ads. Google banned all crypto-related ads in June 2018, only to partially change its policy again in September, allowing some advertisement on its platform.
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