Carrying on from working for robots yesterday, said Google AI also has a lot of power over the success of my business, they realised an update to how they rank websites in the search bar that has shifted one of my websites from a load of prime positions out of sight.
The result? A huge traffic drop and subsequent earnings drop.
Now I’ve been quite fraught about this, it wasn’t my main income source but it’s still a shock to have it cut out by 50% overnight without being sure why it happened. But I’ve been trying to lift my head up and look at a bigger timeline.
This website is a year old, how will it look when it’s 5 years old? 10 years old? I’ll probably look back at this blip and laugh that I ever thought it was a big deal.
It can feel like you’ve just walked off a cliff but perhaps if you zoom out your perspective perhaps you’ll realise you’ve just stood in a puddle.